Shame's Josh Finerty and Eddie Green discuss the three-guitar magic behind the London post-punks' exhilarating sound

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Shame exploded out of the same south London gig circuit that brought you black midi and Black Country, New Road. They share those bands’ love of post-punk and indie aesthetics, but where black midi offer sprawling odd-time epics, Shame specialise in three-minute gut-punches. 

That ear for a hook made their 2018 debut Songs Of Praise an unexpected Top 40 success. The follow-up, Drunk Tank Pink, was released in January, landing at #8 on the UK album chart. What’s unusual about Shame is that they have three guitarists – the correct number, in our opinion. 

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