Sydney band BODY TYPE are thrilled to share their new video for ‘Dry Grass’, directed by band members Annabel Blackman and Georgia Wilkinson-Derums as the pair’s directorial debut. Originally inspired by the greenskeeper and his roller machine at the Marrickville Bowling Club, the video follows the band through a typical day on the greens. Watch it HERE.
Bassist and vocalist Georgia Wilkinson-Derums shares, “Having wanted to collaborate on a clip for sometime, Annabel and I conceptualised a rough storyboard and went about finding a brilliant cast and crew to help us experiment with our Body Type directorial debut. We were fortunate enough to get the exceptionally talented William Zappa (Mad Max, Rake, Dead Europe) to play our wild-eyed protagonist, Lindy Morrison (The Go-Betweens) who acted out a very special cameo, and Debbie Tennant, who emerges as our honorary fifth member of the band. All of our love and thanks goes to Jack Saltmiras, Olivia Simpson, Amelia Fell and Rikki Clark for bringing it together.”
In 2018, the band went from strength to strength as they released their debut self-titled EP out via Partisan Records/Inertia Music, including breakout singles ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Palms’ and ‘Teeth‘. Body Type also played their debut run of sold out headline dates, supported the likes of POND,Alex Cameron and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and hit festivals around the country such asFairgrounds, Gizzfest, Festival Of The Sun and more. Praise for the band came from fans and critics alike, from FBi Radio’s SMAC Awards wins for ‘Next Big Thing’ and ‘Best Live Act‘, to rousing support from notable outlets The FADER, DIY Mag, NME, KEXP, Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Stephens, triple j’s Declan Byrne and more.
2019 will see Body Type make their biggest moves yet, debuting their live show overseas at a run of headline dates and festivals including The Great Escape, SXSW Festival, London Calling and more. See full dates and details below.
BODY TYPE TOUR DATES
Feb 17 – Grampians Music Festival – Victoria
Mar 3 – Brunswick Music Festival – Victoria
Mar 7 – Union Pool [Supporting Fontaines D.C] – NYC (SOLD OUT)
Mar 8 – Union Pool [Supporting Fontaines D.C] – NYC
Mar 8 – Arlenes Grocery (3pm) & Delancey (7:30pm) – NYC
Mar 9 – Berlin – NYC (7pm)
Mar 11 – 16 @ SXSW, Austin
Mar 19 – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles
May 9-11 @ The Great Escape – Brighton UK
May 24 – London Calling – Amsterdam
Body Type is out now via Partisan Records/Inertia Music
Buy/steam it here.
Artwork by Annabel Blackman.
LOVE FOR BODY TYPE
“Their self-titled EP is really a masterclass in lines that creep up on you and resonate.”
NME (The NME 100: Essential New Artists in 2019)
“Sydney-based band Body Type make melodic garage rock with effortlessly cool vocals and guitars that will make you wish the summer could last forever”
“Fascinating, endlessly creative, ‘Arrow’ feels like the start of something special.”
“This effortlessly cool Sydney quartet offer everything we want from indie-rock in 2019: lush guitar melodies, a willingness to mix things up, and a readiness to sing about feelings with feeling.”
Junkee Music (Ones To Watch)
“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