Shopping - New Single 'The Hype' & Tour Announcement

Shopping have just announced new single 'The Hype' which is out 17th November on Fatcat Records. Have a listen here:

Having spent the past few years touring the UK, EU and US, as well as splitting their time between other creative and musical projects, the post-punk trio 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.”

The band have also announced a November tour:

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

Photo credit: Matthew Williams

Photo credit: Matthew Williams