Visa Vulture

Album: Single release only (2017)
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  • This angry tongue-in-cheek song finds Shame taking on the border-securing PM Theresa May and her plans to take the UK out of the European Union. The band released the single just before 2017's UK general election.

    "With each day the vacuous Mrs May steers our country closer and closer into the darkness and confusion that is Brexit, no doubt securing the best deal for herself and her cronies in the Conservative party," Shame wrote on YouTube. "We would like to take this opportunity to humiliate and debase her frankly evil political record even further with this, the world's worst love song."
  • Frontman Charlie Steen told Billboard magazine the band had no qualms in attacking what they see as Theresa May's xenophobic policies. "We have always wanted to have control and understanding and authority over whatever we're doing and whatever we're presenting to the public and presenting as our image," he said. "So with something like the idea of keeping it 'safe' with 'Visa Vulture' or any of the other songs we've had, we never thought twice about it, because why should we?"

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