SHOPPING – ” Live At KEXP “

Posted: December 29, 2020 in MUSIC
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Shopping are all about propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The band was formed in 2012 by members Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), who’ve all done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog.

Shopping were barely a few dates into a worldwide tour when it all got cancelled. They were supporting their new album ”All Or Nothing,” and things had been going quite well up to that point – press, radio, and fan reactions were great, as the album was a most accessible advancement of their earlier sound.

They had just begun on the west coast of the US and were on their way into the legendary Seattle radio station KEXP for a live session when things started getting dicey. Soon after, they got the news that all their dates had been cancelled across the US, UK, and EU. The money they’d spent on flights and visas would be lost. After hunkering down at a friend’s house, the band flew home a week later.

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While fans can’t attend one of their absolutely thrilling live shows for a while, these live recordings serve as a placeholder until touring can happen once again. And yet, even after suffering such financial disaster from the tour cancellations, the band have now chosen to donate their profits from this release to the Bail Project and National Memorial Family Fund.

Released June 5th, 2020

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