Freitag, 12. Januar 2018


Bildergebnis für shame band uk

If I open the in-box on my laptop, there are daily dozens mails of some agencies who offer new music which I should promote. Like Jim I extinguish the large part of all e-mails because I do not have the time to listen to everything. Now and then I cannot resist, nevertheless to have a look at an offer. In this way I have bumped into Shame. Shame is a Bristol based band with a heritage stretching for The Clash to Fat White family and beyond. It is an area long-marked by diversity, political unrest, squat culture and more recently, gentrification, giving iit an infamous reputation as a creative hub and a kind of haven for misfits like someone said about them in the internet. For me it is an example of a young band knowing their roots in post punk, learning much from Gang of Four and giving me some jittery and fury guitars on a solid rhythm base. The best new band I listened to for longer times. 

3 Kommentare:

TheRobster hat gesagt…

A band that is all over radio and the music press, yet the tunes I've heard haven't really excited me that much. I will be listening to the album to see if I can make sense of the hype though.

George hat gesagt…

There's a big article in today's Guardian about this lot. You can certainly the Gang of Four in that first track

Anonym hat gesagt…

I also read the article George mentions above. It said they were from South London and not Bristol as Walter has written.

Not that it matters....the article made me think they were being hyped up. These tracks perhaps less so, but I'm not convinced they are anything really special.