Sydney band BODY TYPE today share their self-titled debut EP out via Inertia Music and Partisan Records and announce their debut headline Australian tour this November/December. In celebration of the release, the band have also shared an accompanying video for newly recorded studio version of ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)’, chronicling the band over the past two years spliced up with some old iPhone footage from early rehearsals through to their incredible show with Unknown Mortal Orchestra last month. Watch it back here and listen to the full EP now.
“Do you believe in karma? Do ya? Do ya?” The first words we heard from Body Type were accusatory, playful, coy. They dared you to look them in the eye. To pay attention. The song those words came from, ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)’, seemed too good to be true.
After picking up FBI Radio’s SMAC Award for ‘Next Big Thing‘ and ‘Best Live Act‘ and releasing ‘Silver‘, ‘Arrow‘ and most recently ‘Palms‘, Annabel, Cecil, Georgia and Sophie aka Body Type continue to demand attention the world over, with fans from The FADER, DIY Mag, Line of Best Fit, NME, Pileratsas well as Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Stephens and triple j’s Declan Byrne all transfixed by the ascendant four-piece.
Tracks ‘Teeth’ and ‘Dry Glass’ round out the 6-track self-titled debut EP – produced by Konstantin Kersting at Airlock Studios in Brisbane – toeing the line between unadulterated dream pop and rumbling raw instrumentation, cementing Body Type’s distinctive take on Australian lo-fi garage music.
A vehicle to learn more about music and each other, Body Type has developed into a “fierce ensemble of women who are writing, living and learning how to create together”, shares bassist and vocalist, Georgia Wilkinson-Derums.
Drummer Cecil Coleman adds, “It’s the midnight drive home after Tuesday rehearsal, the multiple parking fines, the post-gig sleep deprived commute to work, the Newtown home we once shared together…ultimately it’s this gutsy/vulnerable/emotional sonic combo platter of four female friends who found each other in this weird and crazy city.“
Following support shows alongside POND, Alex Cameron, a national run of sold out Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever shows that wrapped up last week and the recently announced spot on the 2019 round of artists at SXSW, Body Type head along their own debut headline tour this November and December. The band will stop off in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, alongside festival plays at FBi Turns 15, End Of The Line, Fairgrounds, Gizzfest and Festival Of The Sun, to see out the year as one of Australia’s most promising young bands.
Body Type is out now via Inertia Music/Partisan Records, buy/steam it here.
BODY TYPE TOUR DATES
Sat 3 Nov – FBi Radio Turns 15, Manning Bar – Sydney
Sat 10 Nov – End of the Line Festival, Brisbane
Fri 16 Nov – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle
Sat 17 Nov – Fire Station, Busselton
Fri 30 Nov – Fairgrounds, Berry
Sat 1 Dec – Gizzfest, Melbourne Showgrounds
Sat 8 Dec – Stonecutters, Adelaide
Thu 13 Dec – Old Bar, Melbourne
Fri 14 Dec – The Lansdowne, Sydney
Sat 15 Dec – Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie
Tickets via bodytypeband.com
BODY TYPE TRACK LISTING
Artwork by Annabel Blackman.
Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)
LOVE FOR BODY TYPE
“Body Type’s ‘Palms’ breathes new life into garage rock.”
“Fascinating, endlessly creative, ‘Arrow’ feels like the start of something special.”
‘Body Type’s ‘Arrow’ will strike you right in the heart’
“Body Type are an act that should be on everyone’s ‘in-rotation’ list, and if they’re not, well it’s probably a good time to add them in now. It’s bloody good, is the general theme here.”
“New single ‘Arrow’ is a tightly-packed, immediate ear-worm. It feels refreshingly exciting and ridiculously good fun, perfectly articulating the whirlwind of emotions that accompany a new infatuation.”
The Line of Best Fit