See: Shopping release video for new single Wild Child

Out on January 19th via FatCat Records is the new album from Shopping, titled The Official Body. Recorded and produced by Edwyn Collins, it’s the follow up to 2015’s Why Choose. From it, the band have released a second single, Wild Child. It’s angular, driven by this bass riff and a vocal line overflowing with attitude. Weaving in and out of everything is this metallic synth line that gives it this little taste of the past, while being bang up to date. “I was specifically thinking about the way some drag queens do this really well,” explains Rachel Aggs (guitar, vocals); “It’s about projecting the persona of someone who is always free, always partying and you can’t imagine them ever worrying about their work rota or buying cereal. It’s important to see through it, to know it’s fake but at the same time, it’s so intriguing and seductive. I think this anarchic, flamboyant spirit is really important to queer culture.”

Of the accompanying video, the band say, “We worked with our pal Jack Barraclough to create this showbiz fantasy! The video is set on the hot new talent show “Wild Child” where the distinguished panel of judges Iona Ferrari, DJ Raggs and Ruby Waters are searching for the next big thing! Through a succession of mediocre and bizarre auditions we almost lose hope! But finally our patience is rewarded when the judges come across a raw and unflinching talent – the talent to be a cute dog named Shrew. Ya either got it or ya don’t.”

Check it out, here

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