21 Mar 2023

Listen to 'In My Hotel Room', the second single to be released from The Shits forthcoming album – plus new shows announced.

Last month we revealed the first single 'Waiting' by new Rocket signings 'The Shits' – an incredible band from Leeds whose new album 'You're A Mess' will be released on 14th April.

We are now pleased to be able to share with you the album's opening track, the mighty 'In My Hotel Room' a menacing audial lineage that runs The Stooges 'Fun House' through AmRep label and Brainbombs filters.

Listen to the chaos here:

'In My Hotel Room'


'You're A Mess' is available to preorder on 'Ash Grey Vinyl' via Bandcamp and on 'Red Vinyl' via your local record store:



‘You’re A Mess’ is a staggering assault of invective fit to reignite your ire, and a sound that constitutes a real and present threat to life and limb. Contained within these eight feral exorcisms is a merciless assault of Stoogian/stygian riffage, gloriously purgatorial abjection and intimidating aggro that takes a garage-rock blueprint and grinds its face in the dirt.

But don't take our word for it, this is what The Quietus's John Doran says about the album:

"Terrible, terrible bastards The Shits are here with all the spiritually uplifting, life affirming, serotonin boosting properties of a dark amber, ammonia stinking, three-day rave piss, in the form of new transmission, You're A Mess. Starting with a bludgeoning, left of centre, Amphetamine Reptile punk take on The Stooges that laughs in the face of more recent flat white-sipping, pantywaisted post rock and post hardcore innovations and instead concentrates on a caustic, clangorous, bone-cracking assault on all that is right and proper. But steady your nerve, delve into their metallic, acid stripped, pig-fuck grooves and you will find a chaotic world of inverted psychedelia and jet black – fucking appalling – enlightenment waiting for you." John Doran

The Shits have announced more live shows:

07 April / Berlin  / Villa Kuriosum
08 April / Prague / Klub 007 Strahov
09 April / Leipzig / Ery
14 April / London / Shacklewell Arms
15 April / Leeds / Secret Venue
19 April / Tilburg / Roadburn Festival
20 April / Ghent / De Roes
21 April / Mannheim / Juz
02 May / Salford / The White Hotel (supporting Gnod)