Drunk Tank Pink (Limited Opaque Pink coloured LP)

 
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Shame
Drunk Tank Pink (Limited Opaque Pink coloured LP)

[ Dead Oceans / LP ]

Release Date: Friday 15 January 2021

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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 2018's 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 Londoner's blood and guts spirit, that wink and grin of devious charm, is still present, it's just that it's grown into something bigger, something deeper, more ambitious and unflinchingly 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. "Nigel Hitter", meanwhile, turns the mundanity of routine into something spectacular via a disjointed jigsaw of syncopated rhythms and broken wristed punk funk.

Bassist Josh Finerty had begun to record the band's divergent ideas at home in South London which were then fleshed out in a writing trip in the Scottish highlands with electronic artist Makeness, before sessions in La Frette studios in France with Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford. The result is an enormous expansion of Shame's sonic arsenal.

From the womb to the clouds (sort of), Shame are currently very much in the pink.

Tracks:

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

Water In The Well