Episode 020

Shopping - Band

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

band ethos and decision making, self-releasing vs label and control over image.

This week Ben is at The Cluny in Newcastle speaking to Shopping at the start of their 2018 tour.  They have a real drive that lead us to discuss band ethos and decision making, self-releasing vs label and control over image.
 

 
 Ben showing a complete lack of concern for interrupting meal time. Good job Shopping are awesome and didn't mind.

Ben showing a complete lack of concern for interrupting meal time. Good job Shopping are awesome and didn't mind.

 

The British punk trio are rising to providence with their ‘get stuff done’ attitude and latest release ‘The Official Body’. We love this mentality, which made it really interesting to hear them talk about how they approach decision making, and at what point there became certain things they felt would be better taken care of by others. So long as they could retain creative control.

The good cause is this week is Transmission, an artist run organisation in Glasgow. They provide a space for members (typically local artists) to display / exhibit their work. Having recently lost funding, it is an important point to highlight and get behind any social activity that promotes culture in your local area.

 

Here are some links associated to the episode:

 

  • Shopping's Facebook Page - Find them on the social behemoth here

 

  • Shopping on Soundcloud - Give your ears a treat here.

 

  • Transmission - More information can be found on their website here.