SHOP­PING

THE OF­FI­CIAL BODY FAT CAT, OUT 19 JAN­UARY

Q (UK) - - Q Review -

Sparkling re­turn from newly disco-fied con­scious punks. Lon­don trio Shop­ping’s third al­bum is part cri­tique of the “ac­cept­able” hu­man form and part dis­sat­is­fac­tion with of­fi­cial power struc­tures, all set to ir­re­sistible beats and wind­ing basslines. Pro­duced by Ed­wyn Collins, they’ve upped the disco and the odd synth adds sparkle with­out drown­ing out their min­i­mal­ist, driv­ing punk. Over­time is par­tic­u­larly re­lat­able given 2017’ s ex­haust­ing news cy­cle – “I don’t know how to feel, my world is up­side down/I don’t know what to say my mind is work­ing over­time” – but the al­bum’s weighty themes are tem­pered by the swag­ger of The Hype and the sing-songy bon­go­b­reak­down of Ask­ing For a Friend. A fine op­por­tu­nity to dance un­til the end of the world. KATE SOLOMON Lis­ten To: The Hype | Sud­denly Gone | Over­time

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