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Shame announce new album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ and share new song

South Londoners Shame have announced details of their highly anticipated second album Drunk Tank Pink, which is the follow up to their adored 2018 debut Songs Of Praise.

The new album is set to arrive through Dead Oceans on January 15th and to give fans a taste of the new record they have shared new track ‘Water in the Well’. Frontman Charlie Steen has discussed how the new album arrived as a reaction to being forced to spend time at home due to the current pandemic and adjusting to life without touring. “When you’re exposed to all of that for the first time you think you’re fucking indestructible,” the singer said. “After a few years you reach a point where you realise everyone needs a bath and a good night’s sleep sometimes.”

He added: “You become very aware of yourself and when all of the music stops, you’re left with the silence. And that silence is a lot of what this record is about. The common theme when I was catching up with my mates was this identity crisis everyone was having. No one knows what the fuck is going on.”

Guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith then added: “It didn’t matter that we’d just come back off tour thinking, ‘How do we deal with reality? I had mates that were working in a pub and they were also like, ‘How do I deal with reality?’ Everyone was going through it.

“For this album I was so bored of playing guitar. The thought of even playing it was mind-numbing. So I started to write and experiment in all these alternative tunings and not write or play in a conventional ‘rock’ way.”

They have also announced details of a socially distanced tour in February, which will see the band return to the road and play some extremely intimate shows across Britain. Check out the tracklisting for Drunk Tank Pink and their upcoming tour dates, below.

Drunk Tank Pink tracklist:

  1. ‘Alphabet’
  2. ‘Nigel Hitter’
  3. ‘Born in Luton’
  4. ‘March Day’
  5. ‘Water in the Well’
  6. ‘Snow Day’
  7. ‘Human, for a Minute’
  8. ‘Great Dog’
  9. ‘6/1’
  10. ‘Harsh Degrees’
  11. ‘Station Wagon’

Shame 2021 tour:

February
2 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
2 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
3 – Teesside University, Middlesbrough
5 – YES, Manchester
5 – YES, Manchester
6 – SWG3, Glasgow
8 – The Crescent, York
9 – The Parish, Huddersfield
10 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
12 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
13 – Empire, Coventry
14 – The Venue, Derby
17 – The Corn Exchange, Cambridge
18 – Esquires, Bedford
20 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
20 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
23 – The Horn, St Albans
23 – The Horn, St Albans
24 – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
27 – Chalk, Brighton

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