Friday, November 06, 2020

Courting issue their fast-driven aside on music industry consumerism on 'Popshop'

Words: Sam Geary 

The late teens Liverpool four-piece Courting are set to follow breakthrough singles ‘Football’, ‘David Byrne’s Badside’ and ‘Not Yr Man’ with an upcoming EP via Nice Swan Records. 

‘Popshop!’, a two-minute fast-paced gem of wry, lyrical bemusement about the commodification of music, is a taster of what's to come. 

“'Popshop' is about the music industry, the idea of selling out and consumerism," states frontman Sean Murphy-O’Neill. "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."

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