SHAME share new single ‘Snow Day’ from upcoming new album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’

SHAME share new single ‘Snow Day’ from upcoming new album 'Drunk Tank Pink'

shame share ‘Snow Day’, the latest track to be taken from their long-anticipated new album Drunk Tank Pink – out 15th January 2021 via Dead Oceans. ‘Snow Day’ follows previously released singles ‘Alphabet’ and ‘Water in the Well’.

Alongside, the band have shared a visualiser featuring drone footage shot in the Scottish Borders, where the band wrote Drunk Tank Pink. The band have also announced a live broadcast from Rough Trade which will go out on 14th Jan 2021, as well as a one-off live ‘shamestation’ airing today at 4 pm on the band’s YouTube channel which will include some special guests.

The rolling, snow-covered hills make a befitting backdrop for the atmospheric build of ‘Snow Day’, with frontman Charlie Steen’s sombre and introspective opening words soon making way for the storming twists and turns that arrive throughout.

The song is a standout on the record – carried by the rhythmic, unrelenting drumming from Charlie Forbes, with chiming guitars which dictate the mood changes and push and pull the song into different directions. Steen’s lyrics dovetail with the music all the while; from its reflective opening to the snarl of its highest points. Undoubtedly it’s the band’s most musically ambitious release to date; a symphony in a song.

On the track, Charlie Steen explains:

“A lot of this album focuses on the subconscious and dreams, this song being the pivotal moment of these themes. A song about love that is lost and the comfort and displeasure that comes after you close your eyes, fall into sleep, and are forced to confront yourself.”

Watch the ‘Snow Day’ visualiser – BELOW:

‘Snow Day’, like the rest of the tracks making up Drunk Tank Pink, marks a determined leap forward for shame. The tracks began life as the band readjusted to a new normal back home having spent much of their adult life on tour, with themes spanning disintegrating relationships, the loss of the sense of self and identity crises. The result is an enormous expansion of shame’s sonic arsenal.

Recently, shame announced a run of socially-distant live shows at independent venues in February, alongside their April comeback show at Brixton Electric, London. The full list of dates are as follows:

UK tour dates

(all dates will be socially distanced / compliant with gov’t regulations)


02 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (SOLD OUT)

02 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (SOLD OUT)

03 – Teesside University, Middlesbrough (SOLD OUT)

05 – YES, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

05 – YES, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

06 – SWG3, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)

08 – The Crescent, York (SOLD OUT)

09 – The Parish, Huddersfield (SOLD OUT)

10 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (SOLD OUT)

12 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool (SOLD OUT)

13 – Empire, Coventry (SOLD OUT)

14 – The Venue, Derby (SOLD OUT)

17 – The Corn Exchange, Cambridge (SOLD OUT)

18 – Esquires, Bedford (SOLD OUT)

20 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (SOLD OUT)

20 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (SOLD OUT)

23 – The Horn, St Albans (SOLD OUT)

23 – The Horn, St Albans (SOLD OUT)

24 – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (SOLD OUT)

27 – Chalk, Brighton (SOLD OUT)


22 – Brixton Electric, London (SOLD OUT)

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