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Songs Of Praise

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As intense as an XS G-string stretched around an XL derrière, Shame isn’t here to joke around. The concentrated post-punk that is at the heart of this debut album from the London quintet stands out through its charisma, violence and originality. Songs Of Praise even sounds like the soundtrack to a really grey, frustrated England. There’s a lot of The Fall, Gang Of Four and Killing Joke in this sonic bundle of nerves, but it never sounds retro or backwards. Like Fat White Family, Ought or even Vietnam, Shame belongs in 2018 and you can definitely hear it! Straight from Brixton, singer Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, drummer Charlie Forbes and bass player Josh Finerty produce and cage their seemingly visceral irritation on punchy songs (Dust On Trial) that are sometimes poisonous and throbbing (The Lick) but at other points more genial (One Rizla). Here, Shame play brazen, uncompromising and unapologetic rock. Just one listen to Songs Of Praise and your body will come out bruised, yet you will keep asking for more. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Dust on Trial
00:03:34

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

2
Concrete
00:03:34

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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One Rizla
00:03:34

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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The Lick
00:04:11

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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Tasteless
00:03:05

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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Donk
00:01:41

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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Gold Hole
00:04:46

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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Friction
00:04:31

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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Lampoon
00:02:34

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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Angie
00:06:55

Shame, Artist, MainArtist

2018 Dead Oceans 2018 Dead Oceans

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As intense as an XS G-string stretched around an XL derrière, Shame isn’t here to joke around. The concentrated post-punk that is at the heart of this debut album from the London quintet stands out through its charisma, violence and originality. Songs Of Praise even sounds like the soundtrack to a really grey, frustrated England. There’s a lot of The Fall, Gang Of Four and Killing Joke in this sonic bundle of nerves, but it never sounds retro or backwards. Like Fat White Family, Ought or even Vietnam, Shame belongs in 2018 and you can definitely hear it! Straight from Brixton, singer Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, drummer Charlie Forbes and bass player Josh Finerty produce and cage their seemingly visceral irritation on punchy songs (Dust On Trial) that are sometimes poisonous and throbbing (The Lick) but at other points more genial (One Rizla). Here, Shame play brazen, uncompromising and unapologetic rock. Just one listen to Songs Of Praise and your body will come out bruised, yet you will keep asking for more. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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