Photo by Kristy Benjamin
Rising Sydney-based “trash can girl band” Body Type return today with ‘Uma‘, the centrepiece and an incidental anthem found in EP2 full of abstract symbolism, religious iconography and terrifying animal imagery. It comes accompanied by a suitably cathartic video directed by LA artist, musician and director Charlotte Linden Ercoli Coe (Charles, Weyes Blood, Pavo Pavo) and the announcement of a national headline tour this winter – watch the video HERE and see dates and details below.
Speaking of the track, Body Type’s Georgia Wilkinson Derums calls it, “a slightly skewed love song to Uma Thurman. During the Me Too movement I watched the exposed footage of Thurman’s car crash on the Kill Bill set. It was leaked years after the film was released with Tarantino claiming he was deeply regretful of forcing his lead actor to drive in an unsafe vehicle. I just thought it was an uncanny fictional retelling of what was actually playing out around the world… A rallying cry in support of women like Eryn Jean Norvill who continue to call to account the powerful.“
‘Uma‘ is the third track lifted from EP2 coming hot on the heels of ‘Stingray‘ and ‘Free To Air‘, and follows the bands debut self-titled EP in 2018. Consisting of radio favourites ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Palms’ and ‘Teeth‘, the release received critical acclaim from the likes of the FADER, DIY, NME, KEXP, Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, triple j’s Declan Byrne and more. On the day of its release, Body Type will take to the iconic BBC Maida Vale Studios for their very own live session.
Body Type are fresh off their first-ever trip to the US, having played SXSW and their first headline shows in the States. In Australia they’ve toured with POND, Alex Cameron, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever,Japandroids, Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief, Ariel Pink + more. The band head to the UK for their first shows in Europe, including slots at Live At Leeds, Hit the North and Great Escape festivals, as well as a headline London date at Moth Club. Shortly after the band will play on home soil to their biggest rooms yet in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Playing alongside Body Type will be Catalano and Cloud Tangle in Brisbane, Bitch Diesel and more special guests in Melbourne, Dream Dog and The Buoys in Sydney, Saint Jacques and Dead Roo in Adelaide and Haircare and Hyclass in Fremantle.
Along with the digital release of the EP, the band will be releasing a double-sided 12″ for the first time, featuring EP1 on Side A & EP2 on Side B – it’s out June 28th on Partisan/Inertia. Pre-order it here.
‘Uma‘ is taken from EP2 out May 3 via Partisan Records / Inertia Music.
Buy/stream it here.
2. Free To Air
5. Sad Wax
All artwork by Annabel Blackman.
BODY TYPE TOUR DATES
May 4 – Live At Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
May 5 – Hit The North Festival – Newcastle, UK
May 7 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
May 8 – Yes – Manchester, UK
May 9-11 @ The Great Escape – Brighton, UK
May 12 – Eastbound @ The Sound House – Dublin, IR
May 15 – Moth Club – London, UK
May 16 – Crofters Rights – Bristol, UK
May 17 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
May 18 – Heartbreakers – Southampton, UK
May 24 – London Calling – Amsterdam
June 29 – The Foundry – Brisbane, QLD (TIX)
w/ Catalano + Cloud Tangle
July 6 – The Gasometer – Melbourne, VIC (TIX)
w/ Bitch Diesel + special guest
July 12 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney, NSW (TIX)
w/ Dream Dog + The Buoys
July 19 – Rocket Bar – Adelaide, SA (TIX)
w/ Saint Jacques + Dead Roo
July 20 – The Aaardvark – Fremantle, WA (TIX)
w/ Haircare + Hyclass