With their debut album on the way to your ears on Friday (January 12th) via Dead Oceans – and it’s pretty bloody good – Shame took their swashbuckling sound to the greener fields of BBC Radio 1 and Annie Mac’s show.
The band performed some of the tracks from the new LP Songs of Praise, ‘One Rizla’ and ‘Concrete’ were blasted across the Maida Vale studio. Apart from all the Songs of Praise goodness there was also a brilliant cover of ‘Rock Lobster’.
The B-52’s hit also had a splicing of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ added in for good measure “stairway to lobster” as vocalist Charlie Steen put it. So with BBC Radio 1 now clearly conquered what is left for the band? You can hear the whole show here.
Well, a fuck off big tour, that’s what. Dates are below.
04/04 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
05/04 Thekla, Bristol
06/04 Magnet, Liverpool
07/04 Whelans, Dublin
09/04 The Leadmill, Sheffield
10/04 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11/04 Cluny, Newcastle
12/04 Stereo, Glasgow
13/04 Gorilla, Manchester
14/04 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
16/04 The Cookie, Leicester
17/04 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
18/04 Electric Ballroom, London
19/04 The Bullingdon, Oxford
20/04 The Haunt, Brighton
21/04 The Forum, Tunbridge Wells