New striking strokes
10 December 2021
At the beginning of this year SHAME released their sophomore album
Drunk Tank Pink (good one, but not as good as their blistering debut.
But I admit that that firstborn was hard to match).
Last month they came back for a jangly stand-alone single
titled This Side Of The Sun. And here’s another fresh one.
BALDER’S GATE (named after the video game series) is a Yuletide
song according to outspoken front-mouth Charlie Steen “It’s another
Christmas classic. It’s about a period of time in which I’d regularly be trekking
up to the streets of Edinburgh to see an ex-partner. These are some of the
thoughts I’d have when I’d be leaving Waverley station, en route back to
London in the winter nights.”
Not really a Xmassy tune, although this shady meditation, almost acoustic, is
quite moody, yearning, and melancholic. Must be the Xmassy feel the Shame way.