Drunk Tank Pink


Drunk Tank Pink

Second album of guitar-based indie rock from the Brixton-based quintet produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Florence and the Machine, Depeche Mode)

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  1. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Encapsulates a queasy snapshot of life, where uncertainty and anxiety hang in the air with a foreboding menace. Given the current state of things globally, I think we can all find comfort in the band’s bravery by sharing their excellent album with the world
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  2. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    NEW In spite of all that’s going on, the ground that Shame manage to cover, it all hangs together brilliantly. Drunk Tank Pink is a great album, from whatever angle you look at it
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  3. 8.0 |   The FT

    NEW The London band’s second album combines themes of burnout and ennui with fast rhythms
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    NEW Shame have put together a collection of fantastically varied ragers that are bound to blow the roof off whenever we’re allowed back to live gigs
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  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    NEW Bristles with the pent-up aggression of men who aren’t allowed to be loud and shirtless in public any more
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  6. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A hauntingly good sequel
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Drunk Tank Pink triumphs. No less do-or-die in their commitment, these songs are less determinedly dense. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The sound of a band pushing themselves to discover new sonic and emotional terrain. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   DIY

    Beefier, more confrontational, more dissonant than before
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  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    A strange, surreal record, with no overarching theme or motivation - but is there anything wrong with that? Each track feels like its own ecosystem, tackling its own demons and fighting with its own musical journey
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    NEW Recorded in France with Arctic Monkeys’ producer James Ford, the Brixton quartet’s new record is funkier and squawkier than their debut
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  12. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    The South London band’s second album is more eclectic and inspired than their debut
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  13. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    NEW The London post-punk band’s second album is bigger, louder, and more textured as frontman Charlie Steen anxiously details the strange gap between youth and adulthood
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  14. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    NEW Drunk Tank Pink is an all-too-often unimaginative album from what’s still a promising group. At best, this sophomore project suggests a band pushing itself in every direction and through every crevice of the genre to see what fits them and their messaging most effectively
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  15. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The album's mid-section brings back the cheeky grins and pub-band charisma that dominated the band's debut
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  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    NEW The London band went from playing a 350-show stretch to nothing at all – and while tunes and originality are lacking, their subsequent dislocation makes for some thrilling music
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  17. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    NEW Visceral vibes return on Great Dog and Harsh Degrees, but there is an obvious recalibration at play that won’t do the band a bit of harm
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