One of the most exciting British bands nowadays began when vocalist Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, bassist Josh Finerty and drummer Charlie Forbes met in school. Shame were born in 2014, still in their teenage years. While many may still doubt the vitality of British rock music, Shame are one of the best examples of how English Rock is still well alive. They started playing at Queen’s Head, a Brixton bar where Fat White Family also played. Inspired by musicians and writers such as The Fall and Irvine Welsh, Shame went looking for their own language, something close to post-punk but still open to other influences. Their first single, “The Lick/Gold Hole” was the first clue to their upcoming success. They signed with Dead Oceans in 2017 and released the songs “Tasteless”, “Concretude”, and “Visa Vulture”, a song with a stronger political message. They went to the studio in that same year and recorded their first album, “Songs of Praise”, that would be released at the end of 2018. From post-punk, through some songs’ raw and pure punk, to more ambitious songs like “Angie”, the truth is that Shame are a true rock band in this debut album. It’s pure rock music filled with their youthful energy, with a sense of humour and melancholy. The album was very well received (NME gave it their highest rating, 10/10). These five guys are responsible for some of the best rock concerts that the British audience has witnessed in recent years: they are visceral and truly exciting. Don’t miss them on July 19, at the Super Bock Stage.