No Shame's new CD Passages has already caused considerable controversy. Not because they use expletives every other line to make a point, or to seem cool. Not because they use overdriven, one- note style playing as some form of fashionable minimalism. Quite the reverse. The playing, a blend of electric and acoustic instruments, is sophisticated yet easy to listen to, drawing you into an emotional rollercoaster ride before you even realize it. The songs relate to the journey through life and all that that entails. Passages. Play it and you'll soon be thinking 'Yeah, I've been there.' You'll be humming along to 'Easy Street' saying 'Me first Buddy, Gimme that limo!' Or, playing 'Pocket full of Blues' as you lift the sofa cushions to find the means to pay the rent. On the other hand, you might have just listened to 'Love is a Stranger' and found you started biting your nails halfway through. Or your partner might catch you playing 'Skating on Ice' and you have to defend your self by claiming that you could never feel that way about them! That's the thing with Passages: the songs reflect the good, the bad, the ugly and all the ironies of life. And the controversial? Well just play 'Father'. It has no swear words, no crudity and yet the BBC consider it too challenging to put out on air. Let's keep the music bland then, shall we? Don't want them to think too much now do we? No Shame disagree. Passages is dedicated to the survivors of life and love everywhere. WELCOME TO THE SURVIVORS CLUB. Come on in............