It’s been a rough year for bands, unable to play live, get together for rehearsals, writing sessions and the like, but that hasn’t held back Courting.
Their new ‘un ‘Popshop!’ is right up there with their best tunes, just over two minutes of side-eye at the commodification of music that arrives as a teaser for their debut EP ‘Grand National’, due next year via Nice Swan Records.
Frontman Sean Murphy-O’Neill says: “‘Popshop!’ is about the music industry, the idea of selling out and consumerism. The name is derived from Keith Haring’s store of the same name, and the idea that it is positive for your art to be consumed by a larger audience rather than only seen as something for upper class art collectors or something to buy for its future resale value. We’re also poking fun at bands writing the same song over and over again, and wishing that we could sell our bathwater like Belle Delphine.”
Give it a listen below, and keep an eye on this lot ahead of what’s bound to be a buzzy 2021.