FUELLED by an irrepressible rage and foaming live energy, Shame fight back against modern day apathy on their latest track ‘Tasteless’.
With a fast growing reputation as one of the most exciting and vital bands to emerge from South London in quite some time, the five-piece have declared themselves a force to be reckoned with through this latest offering.
Scorching with venom from start to finish, ‘Tasteless’ is three minutes of raw and unadulterated punk rock; ripping through a torrent of surging riffs, rampaging basslines and aggressive howls, it’s a track that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and refuses to let go.
Ahead of their show in Glasgow this coming Wednesday (26th April), the band have unveiled an intense new video to accompany the track. Directed by frontman Charlie Steen and frequent Fat White Family collaborator Lou Smith, it shows them mindlessly setting things on fire and spray-painting a canvas in front of a man who watches from his comfy chair.
Known to be politically and socially engaged, it comes armed with its own powerful message as Steen has explained: “There always seems to be comfort in the collapsed, the constant pursuit for oblivion. What we portray is the detachment from what we have created ourselves, the willingness to destroy and demean it through stabbing, spray painting and eventually burning. All for one man’s slight amusement. It is a comment on removing oneself from thought and reasoning and accepting how nothing is truly permanent, nothing is completely original and only by understanding this can progression be made. The only boundary being reality itself, something many tend to avoid.’
Renowned for their raucous live shows, Shame have a busy schedule lined up with their forthcoming UK tour and a number of festival appearances to follow including slots at Reading & Leeds and End Of The Road.