On 20 February 2020, I sat down with musician Rachel Aggs to talk about her three post-punk musical projects/bands: Shopping, Trash Kit, and Sacred Paws. The interview was conducted in Hackney, London—the day after Shopping did a live gig I attended at Rough Trade East to launch their fourth album, “All of Nothing.”

I first heard of Aggs through Shopping in March 2018 while visiting Southern California with DJ Lord Lewis, the Velvet Knight. We had picked up a copy of L.A. Record, which included an interview Emily Twombly did with the members of Shopping. The piece described the band as a “queer post-punk dancey band with a political point of view!”i Twombly went on to say their music “recalls ESG and Delta 5 but with hints of disco and sharp lyrics...

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