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*New Music* Shopping are back with “The Hype”

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Back is the oddly endearing political surf rock band, Shopping. The UK band have released a new single, “The Hype” and it’s everything you’re expecting.

The song is the first release since their album, Why Choose, back in 2015. Their single is oddly danceable, with mismatched drums and guitar that somehow meld perfectly together alongside the band’s shared vocals. Take a listen below.

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Reviewed: Let’s go ‘Shopping’

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Photos by Taija Anderson | August 6th 2016 – Little Junior and Guache play The Silver Dollar supporting headlining band Shopping (UK). 

The Silver Dollar is all black, still hot and sweaty despite the modest crowd. The few scattered in the room all stare at the stage that is dressed in blue, green and that overpowering dingy red. Three stick out of the crowd as they watch each opening band with smiles. The different tones of each band don’t deflect their dancing or the vibe until the lights dim one last time before the headliner.DSC_0660Shopping, Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums) abandon the stage front and take their turn in front of the room.

They strap on their instruments, the crowd gathers, the room fills and chants of “Let’s go Shopping” are called to the trio.

Quick, smart and a perfect melding of punk and politics, Shopping doesn’t disappoint live. Their fast tongue’s and clever lyrics translate as ‘lead’ of the band is passed among each member. Each song bleeds into another as the energy rises, the crowd breaks into dancing, the band laughs to one another on stage. Stopping rarely to take a breath, they gaze at the mesmerized crowd and pleasure of knowing that the audience is fully submerged in their sound.

If you haven’t yet heard the trio from the UK, do yourself a favour and download their latest release, Why Choose.

Check out more photos of the show below!

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Little Junior 

 

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The Newest Jittery, Fast-Pace Amazing Discovery: Shopping

How much fun do you think you can experience in about two and a half minutes? What about frustration, anguish or social resistance riddled in punk sound perfected in such a way you’ll think the album came straight from a post ’80s era…all in just over two minutes? Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

With the upcoming release of, Why Choose, by the UK-bound band Shopping, it turns out that there is quite a lot one can experience in such a short timeframe. Let’s keep this short and sweet because instead of reading this, you could be listening to them.

Who are they?

Shopping is a three piece band from London made up of Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums) that simply say, fuck the standard, let’s make our own.

Why should you listen?

Well, because it’s good music. But if you need more read on.  Mixing edginess, androgyny, and political opinion with some post-punk surf rock, the trio quickly caught the attention of fans around the world with their first album, Consumer Complaints.  With the well-received record showcasing a step into the jittering fast-paced headspace of Shopping, the anticipated second album, Why Choose is everything you want to hear without being repetitive. Shouting out their thoughts one song at a time, each member takes a turn passing the mic around creating an uneven flow of voices.  The shifting dynamic the voices pass on carries throughout their sound and adds a sense of unplanned, planned chaos. With each track that ends a new voice takes on the next and the focus is never one a single member and they’re truly seen as a whole.

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For a rush of energy, and a surge of attitude, check out their first album Consumer Complaints, and prepare to be obsessed until they drop their new album this October.