Shopping (Photo by Jenna Foxton)
Last fall, UK post-punk trio Shopping released their second album, Why Choose, via FatCat and embarked on a worldwide tour in support of it.
Now the fantastically catchy band are returning to the United States for a spate of shows in 2016, with a date at Comet Ping Pong on Tuesday, August 9. Guitarist Rachel Aggs, bassist Billy Easter, and drummer Andrew Milk are making their way to the Athens Popfest on Thursday, and they will wrap in a show for Berserktown III on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Why Choose is full of hot riffs and cold relationships, such as with break-up song “Straight Lines.” Watch the official music video for “Straight Lines” (featuring the band getting naked) by Shopping on YouTube:
The New York Times pretty much nails it when they say, “Jagged guitar truncheons joust with stomping bass lines while the front woman, Aggs, howls like she’s descended from Ari Up and the Slits. The jocularity of the B-52’s bubbles up from time to time.”
This should be a great show for such an intimate space! Tickets are available online and at the door.
w/ Gauche and Stef Chura
Comet Ping Pong
Tuesday, August 9