Take the 'con' away from consumerism and put the 'super' back in Supermarket Sweep. Edinburgh may have had the Shop Assistants but East London has...Shopping. This is the sound of ESG and the Au Pairs flogging Seiko watches on Portobello Road with Anne Robinson.
Propulsive bass lines, cardboard-box drumming, polyrhythmic guitars, gobbledygook, chit-chat, needle-sharp witticisms and a hell of a bellow from Trash Kit's Rachel Aggs makes for an edifying concoction.
'You Are A Sort (Don't Call Me)' is a murky disco riposte to bad vibes, 'We Say You Pay' is a state of the nation address to anyone who will listen and 'Right Now' is all about the slinky bass lines.
That's not forgetting the frothing surf guitar of the memory-ingraining 'In Other Words', the band's debut 7" which sold out in just ten days. Yes.
With influences stretching from the golden days of New York post-punk to quintessentially British messthetics and early Rough Trade singles, Shopping - Billy Easter, Andrew Milk and Rachel Aggs - formed in 2012 down in the dark subterranean enclaves of Power Lunches arts cafe and venue in Dalston.
They spent summer 2013 making jaws drop from Berlin to Bradford on their first ever Euro tour and totally owned the airwaves during their recent BBC 6 Music Session forMarc Riley.
Some things just feel right.
OCT 25TH LONDON - Flashback records instore
OCT 26TH BRIGHTON - West Hill Hall
OCT 27TH - BEDFORD -The Bear
OCT 28TH - BRISTOL - Mother's Ruin
OCT29TH - PORTHCAWL - The Pier
OCT 30TH - GLASGOW - Nice N Sleazy
NOV 1ST - HALIFAX - Puzzle Hall
NOV 2ND - CANTERBURY - West Track Studios
NOV 3RD - LONDON - Lock Tavern
NOV 5TH - LONDON - Sound Savers !!ALBUM LAUNCH!! BONFIRE AND BRING YOUR OWN EFFIGY
NOV 6TH - LEEDS - Oporto Bar
NOV 7TH - NOTTINGHAM - The Chameleon
NOV 8TH - LIVERPOOL - the Kazimier
NOV 9TH - NEWCASTLE - Heart attack & Vine all dayer
NOV 10th - SHEFFIELD - Audacious Art Experiment
Full tracklisting for 'Consumer Complaints'
A1. 'Any Answers'
A2. 'In Other Words'
A3. 'We Say You Pay'
A4. 'Get Going'
A5. 'Moyet's Voice'
A6. 'Hard As Nails'
B1. 'Long Way Home'
B2. 'Right Now'
B3. 'For Your Money'
B4. 'Hanover Cure'
B5. 'Santa Monica Place'
B6. 'You Are A Sort'
B7. 'Shopping Theme'
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