Shame – “Songs Of Praise” LP
No bones about it, the ‘indie-punk’ of Fontaines DC, Idles and Fat White Family etc. leaves me completely indifferent and cold. But, pun intended, Songs Of Praise, takes a lot of the shame and stigma out of 6music indie-landfill-rock. Smarter, angrier and spikier than their festival circuit peers, and, gotta’ be said, the track Concrete is one of the best radio-friendly-rockers of the last ten years. No shame in liking Shame.