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GRAMMY PERFORMERS: WHO'S ON? WHAT'S UP?
The incremental rollout begins. (1/26a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS:
JACK SUSSMAN
Nobody's got more experience in putting music on the tube. (1/25a)
RIHANNA, GAGA LEAD OSCAR SONG NOMS
David Byrne and Diane Warren have noms as well. (1/24a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS
BIEBER CATALOG
Merck's a belieber. (1/25a)
HITS' BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: NOT EVERY WOMAN, BUT SEVERAL
Sisters doin' it for themselves (1/24a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
THE B-SIDE
Shame (Secretly Canadian)
5/8/18

WHAT IT IS: South London school friends Charlie Steen (vocals), Sean Coyle-Smith (guitar), Eddie Green (guitar), Charlie Forbes (drums) and Josh Finerty (bass) formed the punk band in a practice space at the infamous Queen’s Head Pub in Brixton. After extensive U.K. touring and a pivotal show at The Great Escape in 2016, Shame signed with Dead Oceans in early 2017. Soon after, they recorded debut album Songs of Praise—10 tracks with a run time of 39 minutes—which serves as a compression of everything they’re about. “We wanted our first album to be concise and to the point,” says Steen. “No bullshit.”
ALBUM:
Songs of Praise
RELEASE DATE:
1/12
SINGLE:
“One Rizla”
TV:
Le Live Du, Canal+ (France)
LIVE:
SXSW
, U.S. headline tour (March), U.K. headline tour (April), Euro tour (May)
INTERNET:
270k+ official video views for single; 1m+ single streams on Spotify
RADIO:
iHeart NYC, KCRW (+ multiple MBE plays), KEXP, The Current, KUTX, X-Ray FM, NPR, BBC Radio 1 Specialist Playlist, BBC 6 A-List
PRESS:
N.Y. Times (“SXSW: 17 Acts That Stood Out”), Fader, NPR, Pitchfork, NME (cover)
BOOKING:
Timmy Hefner/Ground Control
PUBLISHING:
UMPG
MANAGEMENT:
Gross Mgmt.