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Out today, London rabble Shame’s full length debut ‘Songs of Praise’ is an early contender for album of the year. Not only have the quintet managed to boil down their frenetic live energy and pump it into tracks like Lampoon and Tasteless, but the group have also showcased a softer side we haven’t seen before, depicted best on ‘Angie’. The closing track from the album, it builds steadily from a tender murmur to a hissing crescendo, maintaining a stirring nod-along-ability throughout. Charlie Steen’s vocal is bitterly deadpan over the rest of the group’s almost shoegaze melodies, proof if proof were needed that Shame have got it all.
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