Having spent the past few years touring the UK, EU and US, as well as splitting their time between other creative and musical projects, post-punk trio Shopping now return with bold, spiky new single ‘The Hype’ (out Friday 17th November 2017 on FatCat Records), is the first taste of new music since their 2015 album, Why Choose?.

‘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 what’s presented to you, don’t just sit around, think about making a 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.”

Monday 6th – GLASGOW – The Art School
Tuesday 7th – LEEDS – Wharf Chambers
Wednesday 8th – YORK – Crescent
Thursday 9th –  CARDIFF – Gwdihw Cafe Bar
Friday 10th – LONDON – Kamio

Tickets are available through facebook.com/weareshopping.

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