Way back in September Shame revealed “Alphabet”, the first new music since their beloved debut album Songs of Praise. News of a follow-up album couldn’t be far behind – well it took two months but it’s finally here: Shame will be releasing their second album, Drunk Tank Pink, on January 15 through Dead Oceans.

The news comes with a new track called “Water in the Well”, a stop-start rocker that puts their vocal and full-throated passion front and centre. The comparisons to post-punk legends Gang of Four have never seemed clearer (and there’s a hint of BPM faves Them Airs in there too), but Charlie Steen’s charismatic and dynamic spearheading of their guitar assault is entirely his own.

The video for “Water in the Well”, directed by Pedro Takahashi, is also something to behold. Take a look below.

Shame’s new album Drunk Tank Pink arrives on January 15 via Dead Oceans (pre-order). You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They’ve also announced a socially-distanced UK tour, with tickets on sale from www.shame.world. The dates are:

February

02 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
02 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
03 – Teesside University, Middlesbrough 
05 – YES, Manchester
05 – YES, Manchester
06 – SWG3, Glasgow
08 – The Crescent, York
09 – The Parish, Huddersfield
10 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 
12 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
13 – Empire, Coventry
14 – The Venue, Derby
17 – The Corn Exchange, Cambridge
18 – Esquires, Bedford
20 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
20 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
23 – The Horn, St Albans
23 – The Horn, St Albans
24 – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
27 – Chalk, Brighton