Body Type share ‘Holding On’ from forthcoming LP Expired Candy + announce UK/Europe tour dates

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March 23 2023


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“Nothing thrilled me aurally as much this year as the long-awaited debut album from this Sydney post-punk quartet”

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, The Guardian (The 21 Best Australian Albums of 2022)

“There’s nothing common about this album: It’s a self-possessed statement of intent and one of the best Australian debut albums in recent memory”

Doug Wallen, NME Magazine (★★★★★)

“Referencing Eve Babitz and David Cronenberg but taking musical cues from freak DIY punk bands like Nots and the Reatards, the debut album from Sydney four-piece Body Type is punchy and invigorating, a blast of energy that takes early-pandemic malaise and turns it into something witty and thrilling”

Shaad D’Souza, The FADER

“One of the most consistently impressive, powerful, and exciting bands on the Australian scene”

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“Body Type at their most cheeky, assertive, and forward-looking”

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“Whip-smart twisting of the post punk garage band template”

The Line of Best Fit (8/10)

“Chock-full of angsty lyrics and post-punk riffs”

Frankie Magazine

“High-impact, tongue-in-cheek and with that punk spirit”

RUSSH Magazine

“All-female outfit spark a new era with indie-rock-punk euphoria”


Expired Candy LP
June 2 via Poison City Records

Holding On
Summer Forever
Tread Overhead
Sha La La
Creation Of Man
Miss The World
Beat You Up
Albion Park
Expired Candy
Dream Girls
Shake Yer Memory

‘Holding On’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Rock group Body Type today share ‘Holding On’, another cut from their forthcoming second LP Expired Candy, out June 2 via Poison City Records. This single also welcomes the news of their upcoming Europe / UK tour, including their addition to Rock Werchter Festival. LISTEN + WATCH HERE + PRE-ORDER EXPIRED CANDY LP HERE.

Written via shared voice memos passed back and forth across state borders, ‘Holding On’ is a soaring, rollicking track where the protagonist’s longing and messy, “monsoon” emotions are kept afloat by friends and the aphorisms passed down by family members.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Sophie McComish says that “‘Holding On’ came from a particular time and space but it has evolved into a personal mantra of sorts. I’m a quadruple Virgo so I find it a challenge to relinquish control and embrace uncertainty. Sometimes the only thing that’ll get you through though is the passing of time, and it’s cool to just submit to that and trust that the outcome will be the right one.” Bassist Georgia Wilkinson-Derums expands on this, sharing that “This song is a product of writing at a distance. Just like that time ends up passing very discreetly until what you’re left with are quiet, hopeful memories that arm you for the future.”

‘Holding On’ also comes with a new music video directed by Nick McKk (Julia Jacklin, Camp Cope) and filmed on the land of the Wurundejeri Woi-wurrung people. Inspired by the one-shot effect of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’ visual, the passing of time and moments of elation as showcased in ‘Holding On’ is brought to life.

WATCH: ‘Holding On’ (Official Music Video)

Throughout Expired Candy, Body Type revel in the space they’ve carved out and assert that there’s no time like the present. It’s sweet, acidic, tough and undeniable all at once, and speaking to the forthcoming release they reveal that “Expired Candy is filled with hope, love, and danger, dancing with delicious uncertainty. In pursuit of joy we dreamed up songs about mothers, sisters, dogs, nans; family tantrums, forward motion, falling in love, platonic or romantic, with someone or self. Heart breaks, tooth will shatter, but she’ll be there when it really matters. Flirty, feral and defiant, just how we like it. From our wild heart to yours, Body Type.”

‘Holding On’ marks the next taste of new music from the band since their previous single ‘Miss The World’ and the release of their independently released, Australian Music Prize-nominated debut album Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising. Featuring tracks like ‘Buoyancy‘ ‘The Charm’ and ‘Sex & Rage‘, the 11-track record is a sharp, and invigorating listen packed with gentle contemplation and righteous fury. The praise was far and wide, from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NME, DIY, Frankie, Clash, Dork, The Line Of Best Fit and more, as well as radio support from all corners of the country landing Feature Album across 2Ser Radio, FBi Radio, SYN FM, Edge Radio and RTR FM.

Having just come off a string of support slots including Fontaines D.C, Wolf Alice and The Pixies, Body Type also announce their return to Europe and UK this June, including a spot on the Rock Werchter 2023 lineup alongside The 1975, RAYE, Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X and more.

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