Track Of The Day: Shopping – ‘Wild Child’

Here at Get In Her Ears, we’re big fans of all Rachel Aggs does. Trash Kit wowed us with their unique charisma and charm when they played for us at The Finsbury last year, and Sacred Paws’ Strike A Match made our list of ‘Albums Of The Year 2017‘. And so it’s with excitement that we welcome the return of Shopping; following 2013’s Consumer Complaints, they’re back with a brand new LP later this month.

Taken from the album is latest single ‘Wild Child’. Propelled by Billy Easter’s buoyant bass lines and a joyous, colourful groove, the track is filled with ’80s inspired funk-fuelled synth hooks and a sparkly, uptempo spirit. An utterly infectious slice of dance-punk, ‘Wild Child’ provides the vibrant energy you need to see you through the long, dark haul of January.

Of the track, Rachel Aggs explains:

“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.”

The Official Body, the Edwyn Collins-produced upcoming album from Shopping, is out 19th January.

Mari Lane

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