State of Satta - STRONG AS LIONS - 12.11.21


Label: Self-Released

Genre: Dub / Uk Reggae / Fusion

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Influences: Nubiyan Twist, The Skints, Buena Vista Social Club

Soundslike: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Shanty, Backbeat Soundsystem

"Really nice to hear the British Reggae music sound alive and well. State of Satta are bringing an energy with this single reminiscent of the likes of ‘Shanty’ and other great bands with a fresh spin."
- Nile Barrow, By The Rivers.

Strong as Lions is here. The debut release from State of Satta is a furious testimony to the global resilience of the modern generation. With roaring brass lines and lyrics spanning across 3 languages, Strong as Lions is an exciting opening statement from the Leeds newcomers State of Satta. Strong as Lions is the first of the bands 3 singles leading up to their spring 2022 EP, all self-recorded and released.


State of Satta are a 7 piece dub-fusion band based in the north of England brought together by a collective love of dub and reggae. The band fuse the rhythms of one-drop and steppas, bone shaking bass lines and resonant vocals to create a distinct groove driven sound. 


Founded from the ashes of 2020, State of Satta released their first live Single and Video session ‘Bring out the Fiya’ in the Spring of 2021 garnering 15,000 views on Facebook within its first 3 days. Whilst still being a young band, the players contained with in it have a wealth of experience playing alongside and within Stig of the Dub, Digital Foundation and Radio Riddler.

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Strong as Lions
00:00 / 06:20
Lions Dub
00:00 / 05:09
Radio Edit
00:00 / 04:43
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