London’s Punk Upstarts SHAME Invaded Antwerp, Belgium – Highs & Lows

3 April 2022

Last Thursday London’s punk upstarts SHAME (two albums so far) invaded
the city of Antwerp in Belgium. Turn Up The Volume was there and left with
mixed emotions. Let’s explain it in a couple highs and lows.


– Their three record/live classics Dust On Trial, Concrete and Alphabet
are three sure-fire mosh-pit ignitors. The perfect crowd surfing moments
for raging ringleader Charlie Steen too.

– Mean-riff-machine guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith and the left to right and back
running bassist Josh Finerty look/act like schoolboys having the time of their
life. C’mon, Jagger/Richards, move over and retire. The rebirth of the British
post-punk with young gunslingers like Ditz, Crows, Black Midi, Black Country
New Road, Life, Squid, The Mysterines,
and Shame, of course, are the real deal

The schoolboys in action

Shame are politically and socially outspoken leftist wolves, caring
and sharing, and have a staring frontman that would kick that staring
right-wing oldtimer Johnny Forgotten up the ass any day.


– I want more than three Shame classics.

– The 1 and half-hour set is just too long to keep the crowd’s
state of euphoria going all the time. I just love blitzkrieg gigs
of max. 1 hour.

– The up and down consecution of the set, including 4/5 new
songs took the steam out of the venue too frequently.

TUTV’s three Shame classics




SHAME: Spotify – Facebook – Instagram

Look mum, my suit

Look mum, no suit

Live pics by Turn Up the Volume


Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

Here we go again! Open windows and doors! Party time!…

1. ‘Hurricane Laughter’ by FONTAINES D.C.
(From this year’s debut LP Dogrel)

2. ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’ by Queens Of The Stone Age
(From their 2nd LP ‘Rated R‘ – 2000)

3. ‘Concrete’ by SHAME
(From their 2018 debut album ‘Songs Of Praise ‘)

(From their 2nd album Take Them On, On Your Own – 2003)

5. ‘ Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES
(From their 2nd longplayer ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance‘)

ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM – Turn Up The Volume’s 21 Knockout Tracks Of 2018…

Lots of hair-splitting havoc and flaming pop firework this year.
21 Knockouts, 21 standoouts, 21 big ones right here, right now…

1. ‘Liberty Belle’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Up and coming Irish punk idols impress with catchy ramshackle punk force…

2. ‘Dust On Trial’ by SHAME (London, UK)
Razor-sharp rage from South London from their cutting debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES
“Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain / Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate”

4. ‘Isolation’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Belgian garage rockers sneer and spit with poise…

5. ‘Lately’ by TERRA PINES (Queensland, Australia)
A tornado of multi-layered guitars rollin’ all over you…

6. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Belgium)
Primal screams getting way deep under your skin…

7. ‘How Did This Happen?’ by BODEGA (New York, NY, US)
Irresistible jingle jangle electricity from one of the most thrilling new acts around…

8. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, California, US)
Inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed…

9. ‘Odyssey’ by MIEN (UK/US/Canada)
Like minded spirits from different bands coming together for a psych-y trip…

10. ‘Shiny One’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A glowing return in grand style with Tanya Donnelly‘s touching vox in the middle…

11. ‘The Bluebirds Are Singing’ by EERIE GLUE
Ongoing bluesy psych groove with a spellbinding impact on your soul…

12. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
Mesmerizing make or break love song with glimmering guitars and vivid duet vocals…

13. ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ by PEACE (UK)
Euphoric guitar pop at its very best…

14. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Glowing drive, tenacious pace, confident dynamic and instantly infectious. Strike!…

15. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW
Mysterious, magnetizing and masterful…

16. ‘Subsonic Dream’ by THE DARTS (Phoenix, CA, US)
Fuzzy garage banger hittin’ and kickin’ relentlessly…

17. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBLS
The addictive power of repetition combined with a catchy boowie woogie piano…

18. ‘Under The Moon’ by REBECCA LOU (Denmark)
Vigorous, dynamic and highly brisk pop standout…

19. ‘Human Child’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A gripping human pearl…

20. ‘Wayne’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
This is how authentic sensitivity resonates like…

21. ‘Knocking’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)
Singer Chrisy Hurn‘s breathtaking voice will make you silent.