Listening Post

Shame want to top the pop charts with their new track – also announced ‘Songs of Praise’, their debut album

Punks on a farm

We like Shame – that’s why they’re on the front cover of our magazine this month (or read here).

Today they’ve announced that their debut album is done; has a title, a release date and a front cover which shows the band cradling some pigs. ‘Songs of Praise’ will be coming out via Dead Oceans on 12 January.

As a companion to that news they’ve just shared a new track, ‘One Rizla’. The video for which is more ‘Countryfile’ than ‘Song of Praise’.

Of the song, frontman Charlie Steen comments:

“It was the first song we wrote. I think that’s reflected in the simplicity of it. It’s honest and raw, whilst attempting a stab at number one in the pop charts across the eastern hemisphere.”

Here are Shame mucking – literally – about on a farm.

Finally, in this package of news is the announcement of a comprehensive new UK tour, starting in April.

Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach – 4 April 2018
Bristol, Thekla – 5
Liverpool, Magnet – 6
Dublin, Whelans – 7
Sheffield, The Leadmill – 9
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 10
Newcastle, Cluny – 11
Glasgow, Stereo – 12
Manchester, Gorilla – 13
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – 14
Leicester, The Cookie – 16
Birmingham, Hare & Hounds – 17
London, Electric Ballroom – 18
Oxford, The Bullingdon – 19
Brighton, The Haunt – 20
Tunbridge Wells, Forum – 21

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