The South London fivepiece, who released their debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’ earlier this month (January 12), headlined a Fred Perry SubcultureLive show at the famed Oxford Street venue. They played album highlights such as ‘One Rizla’, ‘The Lick’ and ‘Friction’.
Lennon, 18, and Gene Gallagher, 16, were photographed at the show, which also included performances from support acts Sistertalk and Black Midi, as well as Steve Lamacq DJing.
See photos beneath.
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Shame were one of the whole host of new acts picked for this year’s NME 100.
Of Shame’s debut album, NME‘s Jordan Bassett recently wrote: “The London five-piece is audibly indebted to Smith’s revered Manchester post-punk group The Fall – louche vocal delivery, abrasive and atonal guitar and barbed lyrics all present and correct – but debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’ courses with venom and a lithe vigour that is all their own.”
“Along with HMLTD and INHEAVEN, the band belongs to a fertile south London scene that lays waste to the myth that guitar music is no longer a place for innovation, excitement and – in Shame’s case – lyrics that splat in your earholes like lumps of hot, rotten fruit.”
“This is a band with a real sense of showmanship, as those who have witnessed Shame’s sweat-slicked live shows will know. It’s this that makes ‘Songs Of Praise’ utterly invigorating.”