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The Austin 100: Shopping

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Shopping
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Hometown: London, England

Genre: Punk

Why We're Excited: Shopping's first two albums find the lithely rhythmic, oddly minimalistic punk band weighing in on consumerism and discrimination, and on The Official Body, its first album to follow in the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the group takes a turn further into outright defiance. But as "The Hype" demonstrates, anarchic anti-authoritarianism needn't fully replace the good-natured throb of a band at play.

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Album
The Official Body
Artist
Shopping
Label
FatCat
Released
2018

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