“Velveteen Libertine” my first introduction to Babylon Shakes was via the bands video for this song. Instantly falling in love the throwback sound and just all out cool as hell song. The band wears it’s influences on it’s sleeve here. Think back to the 70’s when the Stones and Aerosmith wrote great tunes and mix in more than a touch of 80’s sunset strip and you get the idea.” -Josh Smith,

“It’s fair to say there is some vintage Faster Pussycat influence running through Babylon Shakes, but also a mix of Hanoi Rocks, the New York Dolls, and the sleazy glam of the past with their own magic added to create a wonderful debut EP.” -Gerald Stansbury,

Vintage sleaze, if you please.

A visceral combination of sleaze, glam and hard rock that draws inspiration from the glory days of 70s classic rock to the late 80s sunset strip. Central Virginia based Babylon Shakes deliver massive riffs and rhythms wrapped in whiskey soaked fairytales of long lost Tinseltown dreams. Vocalist and guitarist Chris Clark has a raspy delivery that perfectly complements his punk and manic blues influenced guitar style. Bassist Gary Jordan slams home the guttural bottom end and drummer Jeff Mortimer provides the, multi percussive backbeat to the entire party. Armed with infectious songs and gypsy street fashion, this trio of veteran musicians are shaking things up in the mid Atlantic and the rest of the world is up next. The bands debut EP has already garnered great reviews from around the world. In April 2018, the band signed with HighVol Music.

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July 20th- Phase 2  Lynchburg, VA  Last Nights Villain and Braincell

July 27th- The Maywood  Raleigh, NC  The Methmatics, 86 Bullets

August 25th- HighVol Music Summerfest  Wooster, OH  EMN, Billy Morris and more

September 22nd- Sparta Inn  Sparrows Point, MD  Sat Main Event  Streetlight Circus and more


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