Shame announce fall North American tour; get acquainted with ‘One Rizla’


We have no idea what the fuck we were doing last November 16, but we should have been at Great Scott. Maybe you were there, maybe you weren’t. But those who were in the know got treated to a performance by Shame, a young British guitar-rock band that’s filling our speakers with all sorts of rowdiness. The band’s January album Songs of Praise is hitting this oddly fulfilling sweet spot between the worlds of Seachange and McClusky, and their intense set for KEXP back in February was one for the ages. Thankfully, they’re coming back to our streets for an October 1 gig at The Sinclair in Cambridge, as part of a fall tour that has them playing larger rooms. And their rise is purely on their terms. “We are not puppets. Everything we do, we do ourselves,” says frontman Charlie Steen. “From our songs to our clothes to the artwork for the singles, t-shirts, and fanzines. It’ s all us. We are about creating a movement — it’s all our blood, sweat and tears.” Get acclimated with the world of Shame via their punchy single “One Rizla” below, and swan dive into the full LP whenever you’re ready. Featured image via Bowery Boston.