Shame announce their debut album 'Songs of Praise'


Finally some good news. Shame. easily one of the best new bands in the UK, have announced their debut album due out on Dead Oceans Records on January 12th 2018. Hale-fucking-lujah.  The new year will be bringing good tidings and a heap of purified rock and roll in the form of Songs of Praise.  

The announcement comes alongside not only a video for new track ‘One Rizla’ but also more tour dates than you can shake a stick at – however pointless that may be.

It’s hard to discount Shame as one of the bets bands to come out of London in recent years; their complete ambivalence to ‘the scene’ and their inability to do anything but make gritty and unflinching rock and roll sees them top the pile with a curl of the lip and a flare of the nostrils.

The video for ‘One Rizla’ is another reason to be excited for this bands arrival on to the LP platform. Charlie Steen said in a press statement “We wanted to turn the album artwork into the video for One Rizla, highlighting our vulnerability as individuals whilst paying homage to Withnail & I simultaneously.”

The track itself is the first song the band wrote together. “I think that’s reflected in the simplicity of it’, Steen states. A song about embracing insecurity as a strength, he continues, ‘it’s honest and raw, whilst attempting a stab at number one in the pop charts across the eastern hemisphere”.

So, quick recap:

New track? Check
New video for said track? Check
Debut album? Check
A tour bigger than a ‘your fat mum’ joke? Check

What a day!

The new video is below the tracklisting and well worth a watch.

Songs of Praise:

1. Dust On Trial

2. Concrete

3. One Rizla

4. The Lick

5. Tasteless

6. Donk

7. Gold Hole

8. Friction

9. Lampoon

10. Angie


New tour dates in bold:

Wed. Nov. 15 – New York, NY @ Home Sweet Home

Thu. Nov. 16 – Allston, MA @ The Great Scott

Fri. Nov. 17 – Montreal, QC @ M for Montreal

Sat. Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck

Sun. Nov. 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

Mon. Nov. 20 – Arden, DE @ Arden Gild Hall

Fri. Dec. 1 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

Sun. Dec. 3 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom

Mon. Dec. 4 – Heidelburg, DE @ Halle O2

Wed. Dec. 6 – Köln, DE @ Gebäude 9

Thu. Dec. 7 – Munster, DE @ Gleis 22

Fri. Dec. 8 – Essen, DE @ Hotel Shanghai

Sat. Dec. 9 – Dresden, DE @ Groove Station

Mon. Dec. 11 – Hannover, DE @ Bei Chez Heinz

Tue. Dec. 12 – Bremen, DE @ Lagerhaus

Wed. Dec. 13 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust

Thu. Dec. 14 – Braunschweig, DE @ Eule

Fri. Dec. 15 – Rostock, DE @ Helgas Stadtpalast

Sat. Dec. 16 – Berlin @ Festaal Kreuzberg

Fri. Feb. 2 – Adelaide, AU @ Laneway Festival

Sat. Feb. 3 – Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival

Sun. Feb. 4 – Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival

Sat. Feb. 10 – Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival

Sun. Feb. 11 – Perth, AU @ Laneway Festival

Wed Apr 4 – UK, Cardiff. Clwb Ifor Bach

Thu Apr 5 – UK, Bristol. Thekla

Fri Apr 6 – UK, Liverpool, Magnet

Sat Apr 7 – UK, Ireland, Dublin, Whelans

Mon Apr 9 – UK, Sheffield, The Leadmill

Tue Apr 10 – UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Wed Apr 11 – UK, Newcastle, Cluny

Thu Apr 12 – UK, Glasgow, Stereo

Fri Apr 13 – UK, Manchester, Gorilla

Sat Apr 14 – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Mon Apr 16 – UK, Leicester, The Cookie

Tue Apr 17 -UK, Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

Wed Apr 18 -UK, London, Electric Ballroom

Thu Apr 19 – UK, Oxford, The Bullingdon

Fri Apr 20 – UK, Brighton, The Haunt

Sat Apr 21 – UK, Tunbridge Wells, The Forum

Wed Apr 25 – Netherlands, Nijmegan, Doornroosje

Thu Apr 26 – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg

Fri Apr 27- Netherlands, Rotterdam, Rotown

Mon Apr 30 -Norway, Oslo, John Dee

Wed May 2 – Sweden, Stockholm, Bar Brooklyn

Thu May 3 – Denmark, Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

Sun May 6 – Poland, Warsaw, Bardzo Bardzo

Mon May 7 – Czech Republic Prague, Futurum

Tue May 8 – Austria, Vienna, Chelsea

Fri May 11 – Switzerland, Zurich, Dynamo Werk

Sat May 12 – Italy, Bologna, Covo Club

Thu May 17 – France, Bordeaux, Rock School Barbery

Sun May 20 – France, Lille, Aeronef

Tue May 22 – Belgium Brussels, Rotonde