Post-punk trio Shopping are excited to announce their new album, The Official Body, due Friday 19th January 2018 on FatCat Records and recorded and produced by Edwyn Collins.

We’ve always felt like what we do is political, in that it’s cathartic and healing in some way, but at some point it just felt like making ‘political’ music was a bit like putting a tiny band aid on an enormous wound,” says Rachel Aggs (vocals, guitar), as she describes the sense of disorientation that lies at the foundation of the album. While it may have been tempting to adopt a more serious tone, Shopping remained humorous in their approach — the album’s title (established before any of the songs were written), The Official Body, is a play on the idea of official bodies of power and control, ‘the mystical powers that be’ as Billy Easter (bass) deems them, as well as the construct of a physical body that fits within the societal paradigm of what isacceptable’.

Along with the announcement, the band share new video for ‘The Hype’, 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.

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