EXPLODING out of South London with all the swagger and fury of a band destined to make a name for themselves, Shame have announced details of their long-awaited debut album Songs Of Praise.

The product of three years of hard work and intense touring, the eagerly anticipated record is slated for release on 12th January via Dead Oceans and will feature fan favourites such as ‘Tasteless’, ‘The Lick’ and ‘Gold Hole’. The excitement doesn’t stop there though as to tie in with its release, the five-piece have shared a brand new track called ‘One Rizla’ along with its announcement.

Harbouring all of the menace and raw power of their previous material, there is a sharply defined sense of songcraft to this latest offering which marks it out as their most heartfelt creation to date. A song about using insecurity as strength, it sees Charlie Steen’s distinctive sneer delivered over the kind of full-throttle guitar jam we’ve come to know and love from the group.

The track arrives with a new video, loosely based around the cult 80s movie Withnail, which depicts the fivesome trying their hand at working on a farm with varying levels of success. They said: “We wanted to turn the album artwork into the video for ‘One Rizla’, highlighting our vulnerability as individuals whilst paying homage to Withnail & I simultaneously,” says frontman Charlie Steen. “[The song] is honest and raw, whilst attempting a stab at number one in the pop charts across the eastern hemisphere.”.

To celebrate the album’s release, the fivesome will hit the road once again next year with the announcement of an extensive UK and European tour. Check out the video and dates below.


04 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
05 Thekla, Bristol
06 Magnet, Liverpool
07 Whelans, Dublin
09 The Leadmill, Sheffield
10 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11 Cluny, Newcastle
12 Stereo, Glasgow
13 Gorilla, Manchester
14 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
16 The Cookie, Leicester
17 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
18 Electric Ballroom, London
19 The Bullingdon, Oxford
20 The Haunt, Brighton
21 The Forum, Tunbridge Wells