Shame thrive on confrontation. Whether it be the seething intensity crackling throughout debut album Songs of Praise or the adrenaline-pumping chaos that unfolds at Shame's shows, it's all fuelled by feeling. NPR's Bob Boilen noted, "Of the 70 bands I saw at this year's SXSW, the band Shame seemed to mean what they played more than any other."
Utilizing both the grit and sincerity of their musical background, Shame carved out a niche in the South London music scene and then barrelled fearlessly into the angular, thrashing post punk that would go on to make up Songs of Praise. From Gold Hole, a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rock narcissism, to lead track Concrete detailing the overwhelming moment of realizing a relationship is doomed, to the frustrated Tasteless taking aim at the monotony of people droning through their day-to-day, Songs of Praise never pauses to catch its breath.
1. Dust On Trial
3. One Rizla
4. The Lick
7. Gold Hole