Dead Oceans, PIAS

L’âme de l’Angleterre faite groupe. Shame n’en est pas arrivé à être considéré comme le futur de l’indie rock d’outre-Manche par mimétisme, et le quintet de South London a su respecter un héritage de larsens, de lignes vocales écorchées et de tension émotionnelle qui aura porté Joy Division ou les Smiths. Un héritage dont Shame se montre digne, en respectant la chose la plus importante : mettre ses émotions sur le tapis une fois sur scène. Le rock ne s’est pas totalement perdu en chemin, en voici la preuve.©Pitchfork


Whenever any kind of ‘progress’ is made in our society, it is naturally met with a reactionary group (most likely dominated by the older generation) who will fight to keep things unchanged, comfortable, safe.

Then there is Shame, five 19 year olds who have such a scent of the old-school, the original and the raw, regardless of how prescribed it may seem, that it’s invigorating. The excitement and the energy of the band lies in the collective, the reactionary force that will get the kids out from behind their screens and behind the band.

Recent history will show that the band are most certainly succeeding. Their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London is already cemented following tours with The Garden and Fat White Family and shows with The Fall, King Gizzard and more, as well as upcoming shows at Pitchfork Paris, Eurosonic and a support slot with Slaves, all despite not even having released so much as a single.



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