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Shame confirm they have finished work on their second album

The follow-up to 'Songs of Praise' is on the way

Shame, Sleeper, IDER and Whenyoung to play memorial show in support of mental health charities

Shame Sleeper IDER and whenyoung charity concert
Shame, Sleeper, IDER and Whenyoung are to perform a show in support of mental health charities CALM and Mind next month. The gig is in memory of booking agent Chris Meredith, who lost his battle with depression in September. The bands will perform at London’s O2 Academy Islington on December 1. Read More: ‘Am I depressed?’ – help and advice on mental...

Iceland Airwaves 2019: Mac DeMarco, Shame and Georgia kick-off Iceland’s stellar festival

Shame at Iceland Airwaves
Iceland Airwaves kicked off in Reykjavik, Iceland last night (November 7) with sets from Mac DeMarco, Georgia, Shame, Millie Turner, Pillow Queens and more. The festival – which takes place at a selection of venues across the capital city – is now in its 20th year, and regularly welcomes international artists as well as homegrown talent. In the achingly-cool Reykjavik Art...

Goose Island Presents Hop Party: Blossoms and Shame round out summer at chaotic one-dayer

Goose Island Presents Hop Party
Goose Island's Hop Party had it all. From fantastic beers and ales, to an exciting twist on karaoke and some of the biggest and best bands in the country, it was quite the exclamation point to round out a summer of great parties. Headlined by Blossoms, the Hop Party at London's Oval Space was the perfect place for punters...

Mark, My Words: Club NME is back, and I feel like a proud parent

The everyday heroism of music journalism so often goes under-appreciated. I’m not saying we’re exactly the same as doctors, fire-fighters, lifeguards and ambulance crews, but we probably deserve the same level of respect, appreciation and essential worker housing benefits, and maybe an annual televised medal ceremony involving one of the minor royals. You see, when we’re not selflessly going to...

Blossoms, Shame and Mystery Jets for initmate one-off London gig

Blossoms IPA SK-Brew
Blossoms, Shame and Mystery Jets are playing at an intimate all-day show at London's Oval Space on Saturday September 7. The 3-11pm event, 'Goose Island Presents Hop Party', also features Rob Da Bank, Park Hotel and Hackney Colliery Band. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday (August 9) and will be on sale via Dice at this link here. Tickets...

Shame to play last minute show at The Great Escape tonight

Shame are heading down to Brighton for a last minute show at The Great Escape tonight. The South London band will play the Fender Next stage, located at The Old Market in Hove. Doors will open at 5.30PM, with entry to the 500 capacity venue being open to Great Escape ticket-holders on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. It comes as the band...

Talk Show are bringing a dark new wave to London’s guitar scene

Talk Show
Sometimes your ‘big break’ can come from the most unexpected of places. Take Talk Show, the South London new wave punks, recently signed to Felix White of The Maccabees’ new Yala! Records venture. It wasn’t a fortuitous gig or an ear-turning demo that nabbed them that. It wasn’t even a chance meeting with the Maccabee himself. As it turns...

Watch Shame perform three new songs as part of tiny London show at The Social

Shame played three new songs live last night (March 20), at an intimate live return as part of London's ongoing campaign to save threatened Soho venue The Social. Just hours after the initial £90,000 funding target to Save The Social was met, the South London band took to the tiny stage to road-test material from a new, as-yet-untitled follow-up to...