shame share video for new single ‘Six-Pack’ from their upcoming third record ‘Food for Worms’


shame have unveiled the video for the brand new track ‘Six-Pack’, the latest single to be taken from their anticipated upcoming third record Food for Worms, out 24th Feb 2023, via Dead Oceans. The band have also announced an abundance of tour dates, starting in late February in Europe and the UK and this summer in North America.

Fast-becoming a fan favourite of the band’s recent live sets, ‘Six-Pack’ is shame at their punchiest and most pulsating, and it arrives alongside a video directed by Gilbert Bannerman and animated by Cyrus Hayley.

On the video, featuring a warped reinvention of Napoleon befitting of New Year’s resolution season, Bannerman explained:

“The idea was to make a parody of a middle aged bloke thinking he’s a king for going to the gym once. I read a lot about Napoleon and thought it would be a laugh to make it about him. The style comes from trying to make my youth spent playing PS1 not entirely wasted”.

On ‘Six-Pack’, Charlie Steen, who fronts shame, adds:

“Six pack is essentially the opposite of a Room 101; instead it’s a room where all your wildest desires can come true and will be showered upon you. Be it commodities, self-obsession, foods and B-lister celebrities, it’ll all be there if you want it to. You’ve done time behind bars and now you’re making time in-front of them. It’s time to make up for anything you’ve lost or wasted, it’s time to get it all.”

Watch the video for ‘Six pack’ – BELOW:

‘Six-Pack’ follows the recently released ‘Fingers of Steel’, and sees shame enter a new, surreal landscape, as reflected in the cover art designed by acclaimed artist Marcel Dzama. It’s suggestive of what is left unsaid, what lies beneath the surface, the farcical and fantastical every day that we are living in, in a society where both everything and nothing is possible.

On the one hand, the new album Food for Worms calls to mind a certain morbidity, but on the other, it’s a celebration of life; the way that, in the end, we need each other. The album is an ode to friendship and a documentation of the dynamic that only five people who have grown up together – and grown so close, against all odds – can share.

It’s through this, and defiance, that the band have continually moved forward together; finding light in uncomfortable contractions and playing their vulnerabilities as strengths: The near-breakdowns, identity crises, frontman Charlie Steen routinely ripping his top off on stage as a way of tackling his body weight insecurities. Everything is thrown into their live show and the best shows of their lives are happening now.

Now they arrive, finally, at a place of hard-won maturity. Enter: Food for Worms, which Steen declares to be “the Lamborghini of shame records.”

Food for Worms artwork

Tour Dates:


28 | IE | Dublin – Button Factory


01 | IE | Dublin – Button Factory

03 | UK | Glasgow – SWG3

04 | UK | Newcastle – Boiler Shop

05 | UK | Leeds – Stylus

07 | UK | Sheffield – Leadmill

08 | UK | Liverpool – Invisible Wind Factory

09 | UK | Bristol – SWX

11 | UK | Manchester – New Century

12 | UK | Cardiff – Tramshed

14 | FR | Nantes – Stereolux

15 | FR | Paris – Cabaret Sauvage

16 | FR | Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey

18 | PT | Lisbon – LAV

19 | ES | Madrid – Nazca

20 | ES | Barcelona – La 2 de Apolo

22 | FR | Nimes – Paloma

23 | IT | Milan – Magnolia

24 | CH | Zurich – Plaza

26 | DE | Munich, Technikum

27 | DE | Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg

28 | DE | Hamburg – Markthalle

30 | NO | Oslo – Vulkan

31 | SE | Stockholm – Debaser


01 | DK | Copenhagen – VEGA

04 | DE | Cologne – Gloria

05 | BE | Brussels – AB

06 | NL | Amsterdam – Melkweg

28 | UK | London – O2 Academy Brixton London



10 | Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

12 | Baltimore,MD Ottobar

13 | Philadelphia,PA Union Transfer

14 | Brooklyn,NY Warsaw

16 | Boston,MA The Sinclair

18 | Montréal,QC Foufounes Électriques

19 | Ottawa,ON Club SAW

20 | Toronto,ON Lee’s Palace

22 | Kalamazoo, MI Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

24 | Chicago,IL Thalia Hall

26 | St Louis,MO Off Broadway

27 | Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck

28 | Fayetteville,AR George’s Majestic Lounge

30 | Dallas,TX Granada Theater


02 | Austin,TX The Scoot Inn

03 | Houston,TX White Oak Music Hall

04 | New Orleans,LA Toulouse Theatre


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