South London’s shame has had no issue taking the world by storm. When their debut album Songs of Praise was released, their brand of post punk proved that the genre wasn’t going away anytime soon. Add to that raucous live sets that revitalized music at its core, and it’s easy to see why they’ve become so popular. Now with their new album Drunk Tank Pink out next week the band has revealed a new song “Nigel Hitter” that continues their expansion of sound while the video is the tongue in cheek antics they band has become known for.
The video is shot in black and white using archival footage spliced to work for the song. The music is sparse and jilted but not out of the ordinary. The intermingled vocals come in at a shouted sound while the guitars careen around the bass and the drums. When they come in together, the sound is extraordinary while offering a more terse version of energy fueled post punk that works on multiple levels.
Feel free to view the video above. Stream “Nigel Hitter” wherever you stream music. Preorder Drunk Tank Pink on various formats or bundles directly from Dead Oceans before its January 15 release. shame is on tour beginning February 02 at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, UK until February 27 at Chalk in Brighton, UK. Their tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Simon Gregg.