Shopping play propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The three-piece band was formed in 2012 by Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), all of whom have done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog. They pull from a well of 70’s post-punk with a voraciousness seldom seen these days, bringing to mind the jagged aggression of Gang of Four, the voracious yelp of The Slits and the dance inducing thrust of Delta 5 and ESG.
The band released their debut album, Consumer Complaints, last year via their own MÏLK records, hand-delivering copies to record stores all over London. As they sold out of their first pressing almost immediately, it was easily apparent people couldn’t get enough of their undeniable groove riding, tough talking, life-loving post-punk funk. Now, the band has signed on to FatCat, who will give Consumer Complaints a U.S. release.
Shopping will be playing at The Lowbrow Palace November 8th.
Listen to “Straight Lines” here:
Txt & photos: Pitch Perfect PR