Consumer Complaints, the debut album by London three-piece Shopping, sees its U.S. release today on FatCat Records following last month’s pre-release album stream via The New Yorker. Comprised of Rachel Aggs(guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), Shopping play propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. It’s a sound and attitude remindful of some of the best of 70’s post-punk — Gang of Four, ESG, The Slits, Raincoats, and Delta 5 – and presented extremely well. For this, the band is receiving a great deal of early acclaim — NME has called Shopping a “band you need to hear” and SPIN named them an “Artists To Watch.”
As a group fully entrenched in the UK DIY community, Shopping is tirelessly committed to being as productive and creative as possible, taking their sound to new audiences and spreading the Shopping gospel. The band self-released Consumer Complaints overseas last year via their own, MÏLK Records, hand-delivering copies to record stores all over London and selling out of their first pressing almost immediately. This fall, Shopping will deliver their follow-up LP and embark on their first US tour, which will include a stop at CMJ. More details on all of that will be shared soon.
“In Other Words” stream — http://bit.ly/1IPSLTJ
“You Are a Sort (Don’t Call Me)” stream — http://bit.ly/1JHLd4k
Purchase Consumer Complaints:
FatCat – http://www.fat-cat.co.uk/site/artists/shopping
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/consumer-complaints/id986128311
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1Hg4slG