Drunk Tank Pink

Cat No: DOC204LP

There are moments on ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ where you almost have to reach for the sleeve to check this is the same band who made 2018s Songs Of Praise.

Such is the jump Shame have made from the riotous post-punk of their debut to the sprawling adventurism and twitching anxieties laid out here. The South Londoners blood and guts spirit, that wink and grin of devious charm, is still present, its just that its grown into something bigger, something deeper, more ambitious and un inchingly honest. The genius of Drunk Tank Pink is how these lyrical themes dovetail with the music. Opener Alphabet dissects the premise of performance over a siren call of nervous, jerking guitars, its chorus thrown out like a beer bottle across a mosh pit. Songs spin o and lurch into unexpected directions throughout here, be it March Days escalating aural panic attack or the shapeshifting darkness of Snow Day. Theres a Berlin era Bowie beauty to the lovelorn Human For A Minute while closer Station Wagon weaves from a downbeat mooch into a souring, soul- lifting climax in which Steen elevates himself beyond the clouds and into the heavens. Or at least thats what it sounds like. From the womb to the clouds (sort of), Shame are currently very much in the pink.

  1. Alphabet
  2. Nigel Hitter
  3. Born in Luton
  4. March Day
  5. Water in the Well
  6. Snow Day
  7. Human
  8. Great Dog
  9. 6/1
  10. Harsh Degrees
  11. Station Wagon

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Genre

Indie Rock

Released

15/01/21

Record Label

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