shame announce Food for Worms Album

shame announce Food for Worms, their new album, will come out February 24th via Dead Oceans and download service providers
shame announce Food for Worms, their new album, will come out February 24th via Dead Oceans

UK band shame will release their new album Food for Worms, on February 24, 2023 via Dead Oceans, along with the news, the band have shared a video for lead-single “Fingers of Steel.” Following 2021’s Drunk Tank Pink. Food for Worms, is described by  frontman Charlie Steen as “the Lamborghini of shame records.”

Food for Worms marks a sonic departure from anything they’ve done before, and – for the first time – the band are not delving inwards, but seeking to capture the world around them. Abandoning their post-punk beginnings for far more eclectic influences, Food for Worms draws from the sharp yet uncomplicated lyrical observations of Lou Reed, as well as the more melodic works of 90s German band Blumfeld. They called upon renowned producer Flood (Nick Cave, PJ Harvey) to execute their vision. “I don’t think you can be in your own head forever,” says Steen. A conversation after one of their gigs with a friend prompted a stray thought that he held onto: “It’s weird, isn’t it? Popular music is about love, heartbreak, or yourself. There isn’t much about your mates.”

The “Fingers of Steel” video, directed by James Humby, sees the band work 19-hour shifts creating fake social media accounts to like, follow, and comment on their own material. Of the video, Steen says: “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 color, and better.”

Food for Worms
Dead Oceans

1. Fingers Of Steel
2. Six-Pack
3. Yankees
4. Alibis
5. Adderall
6. Orchid
7. The Fall of Paul
8. Burning By Design
9. Different Person
10. All The People

shame 2023 Tour Dates

Wed. Mar. 1 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
Fri. Mar. 3 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Sat. Mar. 4 – Newcastle, UK @ Boiler Shop
Sun. Mar. 5 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Tue. Mar. 7 – Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
Wed. Mar. 8 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
Thu. Mar. 9 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Sat. Mar. 11 – Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall
Sun. Mar. 12 – Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed
Tue. Mar. 14 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
Wed. Mar. 15 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
Thu. Mar. 16 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Sat. Mar. 18 – Lisbon, PT @ LAV
Sun. Mar. 19 – Madrid, ES @ Nazca
Mon. Mar. 20 – Barcelona, ES @ La 2 de Apolo
Wed. Mar. 22 – Nimes, FR @ Paloma
Thu. Mar. 23 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
Fri. Mar. 24 – Zurich, CH @ Plaza
Sun. Mar. 26 – Munich, DE @ Technikum
Mon. Mar. 27 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
Tue. Mar. 28 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
Thu. Mar. 30 – Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
Fri. Mar. 31 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Sat. Apr. 1 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
Mon. Apr. 3 – Brussels, BE @ AB
Tue. Apr. 4 – Cologne, DE @ Floria
Thu. Apr. 6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Fri. Apr. 28 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Wed. May 10 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Fri. May 12 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Sat. May 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun. May 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Tue. May 16 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu. May 18 – Montréal, QC @ Foufounes Électriques
Fri. May 19 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
Sat. May 20 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Mon. May 22 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Wed. May 24 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Fri. May 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Sat. May 27 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Sun. May 28 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Tue. May 30 – Dallas,TX @ Granada Theater
Fri. Jun. 2 – Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn
Sat. Jun. 3 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Sun. Jun. 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Toulouse Theatre

Pre-order Food for Worms by Shame HERE


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