Drawing inspiration for their angular art punk from ESG, the Au Pairs, Delta 5, and a healthy distrust of capitalism, Shopping consist of guitarist/vocalist Rachel Aggs, bassist Billy Easter, and drummer Andrew Milk. The London-based trio formed in 2012 out of Aggs, Easter, and Milk's previous band, Covergirl; their other projects also include Aggs' Trash Kit and Easter's Wetdog. Shopping honed their prickly, propulsive style on singles such as "In Other Words" and during their 2013 European tour. Late that year, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, on Milk and Easter's MÏLK label. The album was released in the U.S. in 2015; later that year, Shopping's even more sharply honed second album, Why Choose, arrived via FatCat Records.