Shopping - The Official Body

FATCAT RECORDS

  • £17.99


Following the release of their 2013 debut Consumer Complaints, and 2015’s follow up Why Choose, post-punk trio Shopping (guitarist Rachel Aggs, bassist Billy Easter and drummer Andrew Milk) found themselves in an unrelenting cycle of touring, making their way across the UK, Europe, and the US. Meanwhile, in London, Power Lunches, a hub for the city’s DIY scene and the band’s usual rehearsal and writing space closed down. Then Andrew relocated to Glasgow, and the band could suddenly no longer spontaneously get together to practice or write. The distance added an element of pressure: “As a band that only ever writes collaboratively, it’s essential for us to actually be together in the room before any songs start to formulate. It can be a little daunting when we all turn up, and we only have an afternoon to pull a song out of thin air.” Add to that a sprinkling of Brexit, Trump, a principally imploding world, and you’ve got yourself The Official Body - Shopping’s third album, released on FatCat Records in 2917.

Recorded over ten days by Edwyn Collins at his Clashnarrow studio, The Official Body stays true to the minimal dance-punk ethos of Shopping’s previous releases, but seeks to "amp up the party vibe."

 

TRACKLIST:
  1. The Hype
  2. Wild Child
  3. Asking For A Friend
  4. Suddenly Gone
  5. Shave Your Head
  6. Discover
  7. Control Yourself
  8. My Dads A Dancer
  9. New Values
  10. Overtime

 

 

Also available:
Shopping - Why Choose   CD
Shopping - Unexpected Item   12" EP
Shopping - All Or Nothing   LP | CD

See also:
CoverGirl - Paris Burns   7" EP
Trash Kit - Trash Kit   LP | CD
Trash Kit - Teenagers   7"
Trash Kit - Confidence   LP | CD
Trash Kit - Horizon   LP | CD
Sacred Paws - Everyday   7"
Sacred Paws - Strike A Match   LP | CD
Sacred Paws - Run Around The Sun   LP | CD
Wet Dog - Divine Times   LP

 

 


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