You move away to the big city for uni – only to wind back in your outdated home town every summer, bored out of your mind and surrounded by people who you don’t have a thing in common with. Sound familiar? Then try this new one from Leeds’ Chest Pains, who’ve channeled all your suburban aggression into their latest single.
‘Shame’ is everything you’d expect from the quartet – rough ‘n’ ready, rowdy and raw. “Nothing ever changes in the town that I call home” vocalist/guitarist Sammy Robinson smoothly sings alongside a steady drum beat, before bursting into some frenzied chorus screams when the guitar riffs threaten to spiral out of control.
A quote from the band sums up the track perfectly: “‘Shame’ refers to the narrow-minded people who live in our home town, the town itself and how it’s basically frozen in time.” Residential life may be stuck in a downward decline – but Chest Pains are only on the way up.
24 – WAKEFIELD – CRUX
25– HULL – NEW ADELPHI
26 – BRIGHTON – GREEN DOOR STORE
27 – LONDON – BIRTHDAYS
28 – MANCHESTER – THE PEER HAT
29 – LEEDS – BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB (SINGLE LAUNCH)