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Shame

Drunk Tank Pink

Dead Oceans



limited indies exclusive galaxy pink lp + download

Released: 15th Jan 2021

£19.99


limited opaque pink lp + download

Released: 15th Jan 2021

£19.99


lp + download

Released: 15th Jan 2021

£19.99


cd

Released: 15th Jan 2021

£9.99


the ambition here cannot be understated – the south London post-punks have dug deep and created a follow-up of tremendous depth and limber dynamic shifts, venturing into scorching new atmospheric territories with confident grace.


There are moments on 'Drunk Tank Pink' where you almost have to reach for the sleeve to check this is the same band who made 2018’s ‘Songs Of Praise’. Such is the jump Shame have made from the riotous post-punk of their debut to the sprawling adventurism and twitching anxieties laid out here. The genius of the album is how these lyrical themes dovetail with the music. Opener ‘Alphabet’ dissects the premise of performance over a siren call of nervous, jerking guitars, its chorus thrown out like a beer bottle across a mosh pit. Songs spin out and lurch into unexpected directions throughout here. There’s a Berlin era Bowie beauty to the lovelorn ‘Human For A Minute’ while closer ‘Station Wagon’ weaves from a downbeat mooch into a souring, soul- lifting climax in which Steen elevates himself beyond the clouds and into the heavens. Or at least that’s what it sounds like. From the womb to the clouds (sort of), Shame are currently very much in the pink. “This is a gentler, more introspective Shame - gone are the raucous frustrations of ‘Songs Of Praise’, leading way for a pensive, delicate new wave of punk” 8/10 – clash music, “packed with energy, snark and absolute bangers, it goes above and beyond what their debut managed to achieve in every conceivable way” 5/5 - dork.

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
  8. Great Dog
  9. 6/1
  10. Harsh Degrees
  11. Station Wagon