TUNE Shopping - Suddenly Gone
Shopping release new single ‘Suddenly Gone’ via Fat Cat Records on 6th April, taken from current album ‘The Official Body’ (out now).
‘Suddenly Gone’ talks about feeling used and undervalued in a relationship, or more generally as a queer and/or person of colour making music and art in the UK. “You can feel overlooked for years and then suddenly tokenised when your identity becomes buzz-worthy or fashionable. So much guitar music we love originates from roots and blues music made by and for people of colour and the same goes for dance and disco that has its roots so firmly in queer culture.
“We are asking people to reflect on what our cultural landscape would really look like if it weren’t for those pioneering but marginalised artists and in particular what our cities will eventually look like if queer spaces and independent gig venues continue to be forced to close.”
“Songs that are as mesmerizing as they exhilarating.” - Pitchfork
“Their sharpest, most accomplished effort to date…full of immediately infections tracks…Post -punk has never felt so punk.” - Record Collector
“Sparkling return from newly disco-fied conscious punks…a fine opportunity to dance until the end of the world.” - Q Magazine
“A dazzlingly creative effort, it might well be Shopping’s most complete, concise, and fascinating release yet.” - CLASH
“Songs that are defiantly alive.” - Loud & Quiet
“Another great album from one of the UK’s best underground talents who may not remain underground for long.” - DIS
“This is a record to dance to, but it’s also a record to help you question the world around you.” - NME
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