Watch Shame perform a new song at Standon Calling 2018

Is the 'Songs of Praise' follow-up already in the works?

Shame played a new song during their set at Standon Calling festival yesterday (July 28). Check out footage below.

The London post-punk outfit released their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ in January. In a five-star review, NME said: “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.” The record also made it onto our ‘Best Albums of 2018 so far‘ list.

Now, the five-piece appear to be looking ahead to their second album – airing a brand new track at Standon Calling this weekend.


Ahead of their appearance at the Hertfordshire event, the band teased fans with a snap of their setlist on Instagram. Among familiar tracks was one titled ‘New One’. Following their set, footage has emerged of the group treating those in the crowd to the slice of new material. Check it out below via JOE Music.

Standon Calling’s final day is currently underway. Today’s bill includes Goldfrapp, Dream Wife, Gaz Coombes, Confidence Man and more. Also appearing across the weekend were the likes of Pale Waves, The Amazons and Jarvis Cocker.

Earlier this week, Shame reacted to not being included in the Mercury Prize 2018 nominations. “Oh well,” they tweeted following the shortlist announcement. “We didn’t really expect anyone to care about songs of praise anyway so I think we’ll live.”

The band also said that “Hookworms were robbed”, after the Leeds band’s album ‘Microshift‘ was left off the list.


Ahead of the nominations being revealed, NME predicted that both Shame and Hookworms would be included on the Mercury Prize list.

Shame are set to hit the road for a UK tour in November – find tickets and the full schedule here. The run will conclude with a show at London’s Kentish Town Forum on November 30.

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