“Shopping have a life-force all of their own. Live, the band emanates a self-assuredness and a commitment to contributing maximum joy to their audience”
Previously playing together as part of Covergirl, Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums) have all been n a plethora of other bands, some of which have made a big impact on the UK’s DIY queer art/punk scene. Shopping formed in East London in late 2012 and started making waves with their single debut ‘In Other Words’ last summer. Their album, ‘Consumer Complaints, followed soon after late last autumn in conjunction with single ‘Long Way Home’. In line with their fiercely DIY beliefs, all of their records have been released on Milk Records, a label run by Billy and Andrew from the band. Listening to Shopping’s music conjurs post punk memories of the likes of ESG and The Slits with a touch of Gang Of Four with their complicated funk-infused bass rhythms and jagged guitars. Although you can hear these influences, they create something completely fresh, catchy and eminently danceable.