Shopping Share New Single & Video, “Wild Child”

Post-punk trio Shopping have shared a second single from their upcoming album, The Official Body, due 19th January 2018 on FatCat Records and recorded and produced by Edwyn Collins.

“Wild Child” sees the band acknowledging the cracks in the facade of one’s idols. “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.

We called on a lot of friends to help make this video a reality and so many people gave up their time to do monotonous or bizarre tasks that we couldn’t even fit them all in! This video is for you! You’re all superstars, even if you’re on the cutting room floor.”

Watch/listen to “Wild Child” below:

Shopping have also announced a February tour of the UK, including a date at London’s Moth Club on 6th February. Full dates are as follows:

Thursday 1st February – Glasgow, Mono
Friday 2nd February – Newcastle, Cluny 2
Saturday 3rd February – Manchester, The Eagle Salford
Sunday 4th February – Nottingham, The Maze
Monday 5th February – Oxford, The Cellar
Tuesday 6th February – London, Moth Club
Wednesday 7th February – Bristol, Exchange w/ Colleen Green

Photo Credit: CJ Monk
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