SONG OF THE DAY Shopping – Why Wait?


It’s been two years since the East London DIY post-punkers released their debut on their own MiLK Records label, but their second album ‘Why Choose’ is on its way and due for release this Autumn.

Ahead of this comes their debut single ‘Why Wait’ which, if this is anything to go by, bodes well for their sophomore release with its proactive and edgy, punk feel.

This structurally simplistic tune is effective, revolving around Rachel Agg’s fast-paced guitar and clear-cut vocals, Billy Easter’s lively, plucky bass lines and the steadied backing vocals of drummer Andrew Milk as he bounces off Agg’s lead.  Everything is set, everything is raring to go and energy and enthusiasm is certainly not lacking anywhere here.

With a clear message, ‘Why Wait’ contains all the right elements to stomp this message home.  It gets under the skin and dances about until, unable to sit still, you find yourself writhing to its addictive beat and defiant tune.  Inspired by the “instant gratification of the internet age,” Shopping claims that “The hyperactivity of the song comes from the kind of fidgety feeling you get when you feel like you wanna watch three YouTube videos at once whilst talking to someone and reading an email while also watching a .gif and riding a bus. It’s a song about wanting to break out of, but also being a product of a consumerist, globalized, hyperactive and impatient world – being consumed by a system whilst also harboring an intense desire to freak out and consume everything at once – an insatiable desire to satisfy every greedy whim; to go on some kind of crazed shopping spree then throw it all into the river.”

The trio’s new full length album, Why Choose, comes out October 2nd on English indie label FatCat Records.

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