shame have released ‘Fingers of Steel’, the first single from their newly-announced third LP, ‘Food for Worms’.
The ten-track record will be released in full on February 24th via Dead Oceans – it follows their 2018 debut, ‘Songs of Praise’, and it’s 2021 follow-up, ‘Drunk Tank Pink’. Dork’s 5-star review described that sophomore effort was, “packed with energy, snark and absolute bangers”.
Produced by Flood (Nick Cave, U2, PJ Harvey, Foals), ‘Food for Worms’ promises to up the ante in a new sonic departure that abandons post-punk beginnings for a more eclectic range of influences; frontman Charlie Steen has declared it, “the Lamborghini of shame records.”
“I don’t think you can be in your own head forever,” he adds, admitting the record to be less introspective and more observation of the world around him. “It’s weird, isn’t it? Popular music is always about love, heartbreak, or yourself. There isn’t much about your mates.”
The new track and lead single arrived with a James Humby-directed music video which shows the London five-piece grafting to inflate their own reputation, as Steen explains: “Self-obsession, social media flagellation and death can all be seen in this Oscar-nominated performance. No one’s ever done a video like this before and when you watch it, you’ll see why. Think Casablanca, but in colour, and better.”
You can listen to ‘Fingers of Steel’ here, and watch the official music video below:
You can pre-order ‘Food for Worms’ here – the full tracklist reads as below:
1. Fingers of Steel
7. The Fall of Paul
8. Burning By Design
9. Different Person
10. All The People
shame have also announced two huge tour legs, covering the UK & EU as well as North America – all tickets are available here, with the first run of live dates as below: