Shopping (band)

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Shopping
OriginLondon, England
GenresPost-punk
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsMïlk Records
FatCat Records
Associated acts
MembersRachel Aggs
Billy Easter
Andrew Milk

Shopping is a British post-punk trio based in London and Glasgow. Its members are Rachel Aggs (guitar and vocals), Billy Easter (bass guitar and vocals), and Andrew Milk (drums and vocals), who formed the band in November 2012 out of their previous band, Covergirl.[1][2]

The band released its first album, Consumer Complaints, on 11 April 2013 on Mïlk Records, a record label run by Easter and Milk;[3] it was re-released by FatCat Records in the United States in 2015.[2] Their second album, Why Choose, was released on 2 October 2015 on FatCat Records.[4]

Their third album was The Official Body,[5] which was produced by Edwyn Collins and released on FatCat Records[6] on 19 January 2018.[7]

History[edit]

Shopping released their debut single "In Other Words", recorded at their rehearsal space Power Lunches, in 2013. This was followed by a European tour.

Later that year, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, also on Milk and Easter's MÏLK label.[8] This was compared to bands like ESG, Delta 5, Talking Heads, and Gang of Four.[3]

The album was released in the U.S. in 2015; later that year, Shopping's second album, Why Choose, arrived via FatCat Records.[8]

Following the second album's release, the band's rehearsal space, Power Lunches, shut down and Milk moved to Glasgow. Shopping adapted, recording their third album with Edwyn Collins at his Clashnarrow studio in the Scottish Highlands.[8]

Their third album The Official Body was released in early 2018.[8]

On 5 December 2019 they announced their fourth album All or Nothing would be released 7 February the next year.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Unexpected Item - FatCat Records Limited Edition 12" LP, MP3[14] Remix EP feat remixes by Carson Cox, Helm, Ela Orleans, Knit Mitten & Apostille

Singles[edit]

  • "In Other Words" - Mïlk Records, 7" single (2013)[15]
  • "Straight Lines" - FatCat Records, 7" single, MP3 (2015)[16]
  • "Take It Outside" - FatCat Records, MP3 (2016)
  • "Why Wait" - FatCat Records, MP3 (2016)
  • "The Hype" - FatCat Records, MP3 (2017)[17]
  • "Wild Child" - FatCat Records, MP3 (2018)[18]
  • "Initiative" - FatCat Records, MP3 (2020)
  • "For Your Pleasure" - FatCat Records, MP3 (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shopping". Milk Records. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Shopping Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b Steiner, Melissa (11 November 2013). "Consumer Complaints Review". The Quietus. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ Snapes, Laura (7 October 2015). "Why Choose Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Shopping: The Official Body Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  6. ^ "SHOPPING - The Official Body". Clash. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  7. ^ "Shopping - The Official Body album review". The Skinny. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  8. ^ a b c d Phares, Heather. "Shopping Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b Minsker, Evan (5 December 2019). "Shopping Announce New Album All or Nothing, Share New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  10. ^ "SHOPPING - 'CONSUMER COMPLAINTS' LP". Milkrecords.bigcartel.com. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  11. ^ "Why Choose, by Shopping". FatCat Records. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  12. ^ "The Official Body, by Shopping". Shopping. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  13. ^ "Album Review: Shopping - The Official Body". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  14. ^ "Unexpected Item". Open.spotify.com. 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  15. ^ "Shopping (3) - In Other Words". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  16. ^ "Shopping – "Straight Lines" Video (NSFW)". Stereogum. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  17. ^ ""The Hype" by Shopping Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  18. ^ ""Wild Child" by Shopping Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-01-21.