Shame announce new album Drunk Tank Pink - listen to new single 'Water in the Well' here

Alongside news of the post-punk upstart's first full-length release on Dead Oceans, they've also revealed dates for a socially distanced tour of grassroots venues in February.
Posted: 18 November 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

South London post-punk upstarts Shame have revealed details of their new album Drunk Tank Pink, their first full-length release on lauded independent label Dead Oceans, promising a less "conventional", bolder approach and an expansion of their raw sound. 

Produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford (who includes Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, and Florence + the Machine amongst his credits), Shame's sophomore follow up has been long-anticipated since their debut Songs Of Praise established them as one of the UK's must-see live acts. 

Having spent the best part of their adult lives on tour, honing their craft in pubs and grassroots venues up and down the country (and beyond) they felt a warped sense of reality once touring came to a halt explained frontman Charlie Steen: "You become very aware of yourself and when all of the music stops, youโ€™re left with the silence. And that silence is a lot of what this record is about.โ€

See the video for new single 'Water in the Well' below: 

Evident advocates of UK grassroots venues and the plight that many of them are currently facing, Shame have also announced tour dates for socially distanced shows across the country which include shows at Leeds' Brudenell Social Club, Cambridge's Corn Exchange, and YES Manchester. Full UK tour dates (all of which will be socially distanced and compliant with UK govโ€™t regulations) below:

February 2021:

02 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

02 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

03 - Teesside University, Middlesbrough 

05 - YES, Manchester

05 - YES, Manchester

06 - SWG3, Glasgow

08 - The Crescent, York

09 - The Parish, Huddersfield

10 - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 

12 - Bootleg Social, Blackpool

13 - Empire, Coventry

14 - The Venue, Derby

17 - The Corn Exchange, Cambridge

18 - Esquires, Bedford

20 - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

20 - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

23 - The Horn, St Albans

23 - The Horn, St Albans

24 - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

27 - Chalk, Brighton

To hear more from Shame, click here

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