Shookrah Picture: Miki Barlok

After years of honing their layered, proggy neo-soul craft, Leeside outfit Shookrah have finally released the debut single from their upcoming debut album.

‘Don’t Wanna Doubt You’ acts a groovy instructional guide to the art of wooing, responding to topical issues of seduction and consent, by imploring the listener to “respectfully woo me”. Vocalist Senita takes a prospective love interest steadily through the appropriate levels of enticement and self-restraint warranted to spark romance.

2017 saw Shookrah acclaimed both nationally (Irish Times ‘Best Irish Band of 2017’, 50 People to Watch in 2018) and internationally (Afropunk, Clash Magazine) with the release of their singles ‘Gerascophobia’ and ‘Our Own Way’ from the Clichés EP.

Capitalising on a fast-growing rep, the group appeared at an array of festivals and accompanied Billy Ocean and Vulfpeck’s Theo Katzman on their Irish tours before knuckling down to write an album’s worth of new material over the winter.

Recorded and produced by Brendan Fennessy (O Emperor), the single will accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek music video directed by Jeff Doyle and Shaun Ryan of Crooked Gentlemen.

‘Don’t Wanna Doubt You’ will be available to download and stream from May 28th on all music platforms. The band plays Africa Day in Dublin on May 27th, and K-Fest in Killorglin, Co. Kerry on June 3rd, before heading for Body & Soul. 



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