The Windmill is one of London’s most beloved independent venues. The Brixton club has nurtured the UK’s increasingly prolific post-punk scene, playing host to bands like black midi, Black Country, New Road, and Squid. Few bands are as associated with The Windmill as Shame, the South London five-piece. Shame developed their live act, threw events, and even formed down the block from The Windmill. After a fiery set at Glastonbury Festival, Shame returned to The Windmill for their episode of Live from My Den, a true homecoming for the group. The band plays cuts from their third album Food for Worms and discusses what makes the Windmill such an integral part of the London music scene.
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Shame returned to The Windmill for their episode of Live from My Den, a true homecoming for the group.
Vocalist Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, bassist Josh Finerty, and drummer Charlie Forbes met in school and formed the post-punk band Shame in their teens, playing local venues in Brixton before the release of their 2018 debut album Songs of Praise. Led by Charlie Steen’s energetic and punkish frontman persona, Shame became renowned as a touring group. Their 2021 sophomore effort Drunk Tank Pink expanded the band’s international reach and pushed their bombastic sound to its limits. Now in their twenties and already touring and festival circuit veterans, the band released what Steen called “the Lamborghini of shame records”: 2023’s acclaimed Food for Worms.