Shame launch their new album “Food For Worms” in an elegant concert on the Thames
Last night (November 28), Shame performed tracks from their upcoming third album “Food For Worms” during a raucous concert on board a boat on the Thames. Check out the images and tracklist below.
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As announced this month, the band’s new album will arrive on February 24, 2023 via Dead Oceans as the follow-up to 2021’s ‘Drunk Tank Pink’. The record has been described as a “celebration of life” and “an ode to friendship. “, with frontman Charlie Steen labeling it “the Lamborghini of Shame records”.
On board the Thames Dock in Vauxhall, the band shared many new tracks as well as favorites from their previous two albums. They opened the concert with “The Fall Of Paul”, a new song with all the relentless force that Náire is known for, but with a new element, singing.
This more melodic, expansive sound was also evident on the recent comeback single “Fingers Of Steel” as well as new cuts in the form of the slow, triumphant new “Adderall” and the explosive set highlight “Yankees.” into a huge chorus. he changed the band’s usual screaming voice for a melodic chant. However, the band’s punk backbone continued to shine, especially on the new “Six-Pack” which was led by a wailing guitar riff and a raw energy.
Singer Charlie Steen explained to the audience that the band wrote “Food For Worms” earlier this year, when their manager realized the experienced songwriter’s block for 2021 and gave them a challenge: play an ensemble of brand new music at the Brixton Windmill in two weeks (under the pseudonym Almost Seamus). Forced to write quickly and without inhibition, the songs that make up the new album flowed easily after a while.
Back on the packed ship on London’s South Bank, Steen spent half the team climbing up the balcony, into the audience, which caused him all sorts of flashes. While new songs from “Food For Worms” were the centerpiece of the set, tracks like “Tasteless”, “Alphabet” and “Dust On Trial” recalled the band’s pride and were perfect for this sweaty, claustrophobic environment.
“I don’t think we’ve played London in a long time, and it feels great to be back with friends and family,” Steen told the crowd before a rousing performance of debut single ‘Concrete’. By the time they closed out the set with first single ‘One Rizla’, highlight ‘Drunk Tank Pink’, ‘Snow Day’ and the seedy ‘Gold Hole’, the windows of the ship were steamed up and sweat was pouring out. ceiling. They are playing Brixton Academy next year, but this was a shame in their ideal setting: intimate, loud and chaotic.
The shame involved:
Fall of Paul
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‘Born In Luton’
‘Dust on Trial’
‘Burn By Design’
As well as the album news, Shame have announced their biggest ever European tour, starting in Dublin on 1 March 2023 and ending at Brixton Academy in London on 28 April. See the full dates below and buy tickets here.
1 – Button Factory, Dublin
3 – SWG3, Glasgow
4 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
5 – Stylus, Leeds
7 – Leadmill, Sheffield
8 – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
11 – New Century Hall, Manchester
12 – Tramshed, Cardiff
14 – Stereolux, Nantes
15 – Cabaret Sauvage, Paris
16 – Barbey Rock School, Bordeaux
18 – LAV, Lisbon
19 – Nazca, Madrid
20 – La 2 de Apolo, Barcelona
22 – Paloma, Nîmes
23 – Magnolia, Milan
24 – Square, Zurich
26 – Technikum, Munich
27 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
30 – Vulcan, Oslo
31 – Debaser, Stockholm
1 – VEGA, Copenhagen
4 – Gloria, Cologne
5 – AB, Brussels
6 – Melkweg, Amsterdam
28 – O2 Brixton Academy, London