Acclaimed South London band Shame will play at the O2 Institute, Birmingham, on Wednesday, 28th November, alongside support from Sorry and Fontaines D.C.
For the uninitiated, Shame were dubbed Britain’s most exciting new band by the Guardian following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, the riotous and decidedly irreligious Songs of Praise earlier this year. Shame are five fresh faced lads, barely out of their teens, roaring from South London towards a success achieved entirely on their own terms, sidestepping artfully the tropes of rock stardom.
A jet engine cacophony of menacing post punk noise riven with anthemic choruses and a devilish lyrical snottiness screams across songs such as ‘The Lick’, ‘Tasteless’ and the self effacing stomper ‘One Rizla’. Shame were forged in the fire pit scene that spewed out Fat White Family and shaped by a lifetime plugged into The Fall. Ferocious, chaotic and possessed of a sharp contemporary resonance, Shame’s live shows are unforgettable. Brace yourselves.
Tickets are available here, whilst full tour details are below.
15 – Bristol, SWX
16 – Portsmouth, Pyramids
17 – Leicester, O2 Academy
18 – Sheffield, Leadmill
20 – Leeds, Stylus
21 – Dublin, Tivoli
22 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
23 – Newcastle, Newcastle University
24 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
26 – Norwich, Waterfront
27 – Oxford, O2 Academy
28 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
30 – London, O2 Forum
“Reviewer, previewer and writer of just about anything. Can usually be found with my eyeballs plugged into sleazy 70’s exploitation cinema or riding an antique bike around Harborne. I have no issue with being bought pints or accepting bribes of any sort.”