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Part of a scene that seems ready to inject something that’s been missing in British music for some time: guitar-driven bands who use brains rather than banter to write songs. After forming in the Queen’s Head pub in Brixton, their album Songs of Praise has been feted as one of the most thrilling indie debuts for some time. Live, Shame’s anthemic choruses, sneering delivery and witty lyricism create an atmosphere not unlike that of chaotic forefathers The Fall. Find Shame at Amsterdam's Melkweg on 26 April 2018.