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The Official Body


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With their near-trademark sparse rhythmic urgency, Shopping are the beating heart of London's DIY scene in more ways than one. Marred by the closing of Power Lunchesthe DIY hub wherein all their previous work had been writtenand the relocation of drummer Andrew Milk,  The Official Body was no doubt an album that forced Shopping to reconsider the dynamics of the band.

And yet, it's a record that acts as a concise encapsulation of the band's sound: the rhythmic urgency, the sparse production (courtesy of Orange Juice's Edwyn Collins), the narrow guitar interplay; "The Official Body" plays a perfect post-punk blueprint at breakneck speed, to great effect. It's a record that finds Shopping transcending a difficult set of circumstances to create a standout album. (

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January 26th 2018

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May 13th 2019

“The Official Body” plays a perfect post-punk blueprint at breakneck speed, to great effect.