Whenever any kind of ‘progress’ is made in our society, it is naturally met with a reactionary group (most likely dominated by the older generation) who will fight to keep things unchanged, comfortable, safe.
Then there is Shame, five 19 year olds who have such a scent of the old-school, the original and the raw, regardless of how prescribed it may seem, that it’s invigorating. The excitement and the energy of the band lies in the collective, the reactionary force that will get the kids out from behind their screens and behind the band.
The UK rock group have announced the follow-up to their 2018 debut Songs of Praise. The new one, Drunk Tank Pink, is out January 15 via Dead Oceans. The album was produced by James Ford, and in a statement, the band revealed that it was partially informed by the mandatory end of live performances. “You become very aware of yourself and when all of the music stops, you’re left with the silence,” frontman Charlie Steen said in a statement. “And that silence is a lot of what this record is about.”