Shame’s follow-up to Songs Of Praise is finally here.
If 2021 already can’t come soon enough, Shame have just given us one of the first reasons to be wishing away the days for the new music it’s going to bring too.
It’ll be three years since their debut by the time it does arrive, but the band’s new album Drunk Tank Pink has been confirmed for release on January 15th.
Following Alphabet is the next preview Water In The Well, a sign of the meat which has been added to the bones of Songs Of Praise by producer James Ford as the band address changes both personal and global which have taken place during their career so far.
“The common theme when I was catching up with my mates was this identity crisis everyone was having,” Charlie Steen says. “No one knows what is going on.”
“It didn’t matter that we’d just come back off tour thinking, ‘How do we deal with reality!?,’” Sean Coyle-Smith adds. “I had mates that were working in a pub and they were also like, ‘How do I deal with reality!?’ Everyone was going through it.”
Reflecting this new reality, the opening set of live dates behind the album will be socially distanced ones, starting at the Brude in Leeds early next year.
Drunk Tank Pink tracklist:
Born In Luton
Water In The Well
Human, For A Minute
2 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
3 – Teesside University, Middlesbrough
5 – YES, Manchester
6 – SWG3, Glasgow
8 – The Crescent, York
9 – 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
23 – The Horn, St Albans
24 – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
27 – Chalk, Brighton