SHOPPING Return with brand new single, “THE HYPE” out 17th November on FatCat Records + Announce UK/EU tour in November

September 26, 2017

Matthew Williams



Return with brand new single, “THE HYPE
out 17th November on FatCat Records

Announce UK/EU tour in November

“Direct, smart, catchy, and extremely punk, Shopping is a band for our confusing times.” –Pitchfork

“Shopping remain as idiosyncratic as they are addictive” – Loud and Quiet

“A breakneck, post-punk canter, cementing their status as monarchs of the UK DIY pop underground” – NME

“dizzying riffs and a post-punk rhythm section that makes people want to dance” – Stereogum

“London’s anti-capitalist DIY trio challenge their audiences to think — and dance” – SPIN


Having spent the past few years touring the UK, EU and US, as well as splitting their time between other creative and musical projects, today post-punk trio Shopping return with the bold, spiky new single ‘THE HYPE’, the first taste of new music since their acclaimed 2015 album, Why Choose? released on FatCat Records.

‘THE HYPE’ is a song about thinking for yourself, taking matters into your own hands and not listening to other people or institutions that try to take advantage and tell you what to think or how to be.

The band say of it, “It’s a wake up call to action that says don’t believe everything you hear, always question whats presented to you and don’t just sit around and think about making change before it’s too late.”

Rachel Aggs (guitar/vocals) adds, “But it’s also a party song! We liked offsetting the serious, dead-pan lyrics with the relaxed yet self-assured funk of the song itself, we had a lot of fun writing it – it has a guitar solo and everything! I always wanted to do a song with a drum and bass breakdown section where the guitar drops out too, I find that part so satisfying.”


Shopping have also announced a November tour of the UK and Europe, including a date at London’s Kamio on 10th November. Full dates are as follows:

Monday 6th November – GLASGOW – The Art School
Tuesday 7th November – LEEDS – Wharf Chambers  

Wednesday 8th November – YORK – Crescent  
Thursday 9th November –  CARDIFF – Gwdihw Cafe Bar  
Friday 10th November – LONDON – Kamio  
Sarurday 11th November –  PARIS – La Mécanique Ondulatoire
Sunday 12th November – VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE – Les Haut Parleurs
Monday 13th November – BORDEAUX – l’Avant Scène
Tuesday 14th November – SAN SEBASTIAN – Dabada
Thursday 16th November – ALICANTE – Sala Marearock
Friday 17th November – BARCELONA – Be Good
Saturday 18th November –  LYON – Grnd Zero
Sunday 19th November – BIEL – Le Salopard
Tuesday 21st November – ESSLINGEN – Komma
Wednesday 22nd November – BRAMBURG – tbc
Thursday 23rd November – LEIPZIG – Tiff
Friday 24th November – NUREMBURG – Desi
Saturday 25th November – BERLIN – Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
Sunday 26th November – HAMBURG – Goldener Salon
Monday 27th November – GRONNIGEN – Vera
Tuesday 28th November – LIEGE – Kulturaliege
Wednesday 29th November – ANTWERP – Het Bos
Thursday 30th November – ROTTERDAM – Worm
Friday 1st December – SAARBRÜCKEN – Das Modul
Keep an ear out for more news soon…

Shopping is: 
Rachel Aggs (guitar, vocals), Billy Easter (bass, vocals), Andrew Milk (drums, vocals)

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