London punks Shame to host live band karaoke at Rough Trade Bristol

London punks Shame to host live band karaoke at Rough Trade Bristol

Posted on: 09 Dec 2022

Before dropping by SWX in March as part of their Food For Worms UK tour, Shame will be presenting a live karaoke performance and signing entitled ‘WANNABE SHAMEOUS KARAOKE’.


Shame’s ‘WANNABE SHAMEOUS KARAOKE’ will hit Rough Trade Bristol on Tuesday 28 February before the band play SWX on Thursday 9 March.


These events will come part of the five-piece’s live promotion drive for Food For Worms, their third studio album, set for release on Friday 24 February 2023 via Dead Oceans. Entry to the live band karaoke and signing at Rough Trade can be found here.


Tickets for Shame at SWX can be purchased HERE.



Part of the post-punk swathe in the late 2010s, Shame; made up of vocalist Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, bassist Josh Finerty and drummer Charlie Forbes; formed in 2014 while they were all in still in their teens.


The group emerged from a vibrant South London music scene, practicing at Fat White Family’s Queen’s Head pub and supporting prominent artists such as Slaves in their early days. Shame were quickly picked out as ones to watch appeared at 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival Paris.


They released their debut album Songs of Praise in early 2018, with its urgent post-punk sound earning it widespread critical acclaim and a top 40 finish in the UK Album Chart. Their follow up, 2021’s Drunk Tank Pink saw Shame pursue an intense, more aggressive sound.

Last month, the five-piece announced that their third album Food For Worms would be released in February, accompanied by a lengthy tour schedule covering the UK, Europe and the US.


Shame’s ‘WANNABE SHAMEOUS KARAOKE’, sees them asking fans the questions: “Have you ever wanted to be in the band Shame? Do you think you’ve got what it takes to go all the way? Do you…Wannabe shameous? This is your chance. Your chance to show Charlie Steen what you’re made of, sing Shame songs and a selection of covers with the band.”


This unique and potentially quite chaotic event, taking place at Rough Trade on Tuesday 28 February, will be accompanied by an album signing. Secure your entry here.



For fans interested in a more traditional live show, Shame’s Food For Worms tour will drop by Bristol’s SWX on Thursday 19 March, tickets for which can be found HERE.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.