Shame are a band for South London that have quickly rose to prominence for their incredible live performances, which have seen them bag support slots with the likes of The Fall, The Fat White Family and Meatbodies in times of late. Now, to go alongside it, they've released one of the best songs of the year in The Lick, the video to which was unveiled last week.
The band's live show is notorious for it's energy, but here they create a brilliantly standoffish atmosphere. The vocals start as a spoken word drawl, almost like a commentary, that escalate to barked frenzies as the song reaches it's climax. The lyrics are cynical of today's music - "the four chord future" - and call for something that's "relatable, not debatable" over and over again in a quite frankly brilliant chorus.
Shame are one of the capital's most exciting bands, and this is just symptomatic of their brilliance as a band. They're definitely ones to watch, so you should do so and watch the video below...
Words: Calum Cashin