Songs of Praise
Debut album from Shame, with Rough Trade Exclusive bonus CD
Rough Trade Exclusive 5-track Bonus CD Live Sermons featuring a two track session at Lightship95 recorded by Rory Attwell and three tracks recorded live at Off the Cuff by Patrick Banks. Shame thrives on confrontation. Whether it be the seething intensity crackling throughout debut LP Songs of Praise or the adrenaline-pumping chaos that unfolds at Shame’s shows, it’s all fuelled by feeling.
Comprised of vocalist Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, bassist John Finerty, and drummer Charlie Forbes, the London-based five-piece began as school boys. From the outset, Shame built the band up from a foundation of DIY ethos while citing The Fall and Wire among its biggest musical influences. Utilizing both the grit and sincerity of that musical background, Shame carved out a niche in the South London music scene and then barreled fearlessly into the angular, thrashing post-punk that would go on to make up Songs of Praise, their Dead Oceans debut. From Gold Hole, a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rock narcissism, to lead single Concrete detailing the overwhelming moment of realizing a relationship is doomed, to the frustrated Tasteless taking aim at the monotony of people droning through their day-to- day, Songs of Praise never pauses to catch its breath. For fans of The Chameleons, Early U2, Happy Mondays, Echo and the Bunnymen and Alternative TV.
2CD - With bonus CD.
LP - Black Vinyl with Download plus Bonus CD
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 700 Copies on Pink Vinyl with Download plus bonus CD
LP++ - Limited Indie Shops only version on Sky Blue Vinyl with Download and Bonus CD.
Bonus CD Info
1.Lampoon (Lightship Edition)
2. Gold Hole (Lightship Edition)
3. One Rizla (Live at Off The Cuff)
4. Concrete (Live at Off The Cuff)
5 Dust On Trial (Live at Off The Cuff)