Premiere: Shopping return with ‘The Hype’ and UK tour details

Shopping return with ‘The Hype’ and UK tour details

The track is the band’s first new material since 2015’s ‘Why Choose’.

London trio Shopping are back with their first new material since excellent 2015 LP ‘Why Choose’, and we’ve got its first play!

‘The Hype’ comes ahead of a newly announced UK and European tour for later this year, and is as instantly addictive and danceable as the band have become known for.

As socially conscious and angry as it is fun, the track hints at extremely exciting things to come from the band’s third album.

Talking about the track, the band say: ”It’s a wake up call to action that says don’t believe everything you hear, always question whats presented to you and don’t just sit around and think about making change before it’s too late.”

Rachel Aggs (guitar/vocals) adds: “But it’s also a party song! We liked offsetting the serious, dead-pan lyrics with the relaxed yet self-assured funk of the song itself, we had a lot of fun writing it - it has a guitar solo and everything! I always wanted to do a song with a drum and bass breakdown section where the guitar drops out too, I find that part so satisfying.”

06 Glasgow, Art School
07 Leeds, Wharf Chambers
08 York, Crescent
09 Cardiff, Gwdihw
10 London, Kamio
11 Paris, La Mécanique Ondulatoire
12 Villefranche De Rouergue, Les Haut Parleurs
13 Bordeaux, l’Avant Scène
14 San Sebastian, Dabada
16 Alicante, Sala Marearock
17 Barcelona, Be Good
18 Lyon, Grnd Zero
19 Biel, Le Salopard
21 Esslingen, Komma
22 Bramburg, tbc
23 Leipzig, Tiff
24 Nuremberg, Desi
25 Berlin, Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
26 Hamburg, Goldener Salon
27 Groningen, Vera
28 Liege, Kulturaliege
29 Antwerp, Het Bos
30 Rotterdam, Worm

01 Saarbrücken, Das Modul

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