Watch Shame rip through ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ songs at BBC 6 Music Festival

The band were one of a handful to appear at this year's digital version of the annual event


Shame have performed a handful of songs from their latest album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ at this weekend’s BBC 6 Music Festival. 

The annual event is being held digitally this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

In a pre-recorded performance, Shame delivered a 30-minute set that saw them rip through the likes of ‘Nigel Hitter’ and ‘Harsh Degrees’, along with others from their January 2021 album. 


The south London band ended their set with a performance of ‘One Rizla’, which featured on their debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’. You can watch their set in full now on BBC iPlayer. 

Shame’s setlist was as follows: 

‘March Day’
‘Nigel Hitter’
‘Water In The Well’
‘Harsh Degrees’
‘Snow Day’
‘One Rizla’

Other artists on the 6 Music Festival line-up include Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, Bicep, Black Country, New Road, Nubya Garcia, Poppy Ajudha and Working Men’s Club.

Viewers will also be able to watch classic sets from 6 Music Festivals past, including performances by Bonobo, Brittany Howard, Depeche Mode, Foals, Goldfrapp, James Blake, Kelis, Little Simz, Loyle Carner, Róisín Murphy, Savages, Sleater-Kinney, The Fall and more. 

Reviewing ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ earlier this year, The Forty-Five’s Kate French-Morris said: “‘Songs of Praise’ was a tighter beast, but you could really feel the musical restraints Shame threw themselves up against. On ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ they burst through these limits, armed with stronger musical and technical weaponry to step beyond the south London scene they helped christen.” 

Speaking to The Forty-Five around the album’s release, frontman Charlie Steen said the record was inspired by “the sort of things that would happen in somebody’s life from the age of 19 to 21: heartbreaks and general anxiety and a struggle to work out your own identity”. 

“But then when you mix those factors with touring – which is such an absurd lifestyle – it becomes a bit more rooted,” he added.