Shame thrives on confrontation. Whether it be the seething intensity crackling throughout their debut LP Songs of Praise or the adrenaline-pumping chaos that unfolds at their live shows, it's all fueled by feeling. Comprised of vocalist Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, bassist John Finerty, and drummer Charlie Forbes, the London-based 5-piece built the band up from a foundation of DIY ethos while citing The Fall and Wire among its biggest musical influences. Utilizing both the grit and sincerity of that musical background, Shame carved out a niche in the South London music scene and then barreled fearlessly into the angular, thrashing post-punk that would go on to make up Songs of Praise. From "Gold Hole," a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rock narcissism, to lead single "Concrete" detailing the overwhelming moment of realizing a relationship is doomed, to the frustrated "Tasteless" taking aim at the monotony of people droning through their day-to-day, Songs of Praise never pauses to catch its breath.