Body Type share new preview to debut LP via ‘Buoyancy’
EVERYTHING IS DANGEROUS BUT NOTHING’S SURPRISING LP OUT MAY 20 VIA POISON CITY RECORDS
|PRAISE FOR BODY TYPE|
“One of the most consistently impressive, powerful, and exciting bands on the Australian scene”
“Sex & Rage [is] a blistering, sharp-toothed cut that oscillates between angular,
incendiary post-punk and the kaleidoscopic indie-pop of the band’s earlier catalogue”
“Sex & Rage crushes hard”
“Chock-full of angsty lyrics and post-punk riffs”
“Refreshingly exciting and ridiculously good fun”
The Line of Best Fit
“It’s impossible not to fall head over heels for them”
“All-female outfit spark a new era with indie-rock-punk euphoria”
Body Type, the all-female rock group, today share the latest cut from their debut album Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising, through the endearingly peculiar ‘Buoyancy‘. LISTEN + WATCH HERE.
Spawned from a text exchange poem between Annabel Blackman to Georgia Wilkinson-Derums, ‘Buoyancy‘ is all impulse and energy, a fast-paced jam itching with spontaneity. Written in the midst of a heatwave, Georgia reveals “Buoyancy started as a playful text message exchange between Annabel and me. In many ways, the song is about grappling with internal inconsistencies and moral ambiguities in an incoherent style. It’s had a few iterations – when I brought it to the group it had more of a slow Big Star spirit. Soph and Annabel made it more angular, more tongue in cheek with the guitar, which further injects the song with distorted meaning. It’s also a personal reminder that when certain things are rendered uncertain those you love are an eternal rudder.”
It’s a bizarre tale of sand piles, burning spines and floatation devices, indicative of Body Type‘s regenerated live show spirit, rife across Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprsing. The band’s debut is a vivacious, confident romp, as speedy in pace as it is leisurely, intimately coy and entirely Body Type. While Sophie, Annabel and Georgia again share singing duties throughout, as with their previous releases, they’ve never sounded so gleefully unmoored.
Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising is teeming with yelps, yowls, screams, growls, whimpers, whispers, chants, deadpan delivery, laconic one-liners and elongated ‘ahs’ that sound like a demonic girls choir. The guitars are similarly liberatory, surging and spasming to new inventive heights. ‘Buoyancy‘ follows the feisty ‘Sex & Rage‘, lauded by Rolling Stone, Frankie, NME, Clash, DIY, Dork, The Line Of Best Fit, Double J and across community radio stations FBi Radio, RTR FM, SYN, 2SER, and others.
In the wake of back-to-back tours and releases, Sophie McComish, Annabel Blackman, Cecil Coleman, and Georgia Wilkinson-Derums regrouped in early 2020, to record their debut album eight days – shortly before they would become separated by the pandemic. Recorded and mastered by Jonathan Boulet, and entirely self-funded, the album is exultant, effusive, playful, cutting, and maybe most significantly, incandescent in its fury. Following their recent appearance alongside King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the Enmore Theatre, you can experience Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising now as Body Type tour across so-called Australia. Tickets are on sale now, see all tour dates + purchase info BELOW.
EVERYTHING IS DANGEROUS BUT NOTHING’S SURPRISING
May 20 via Poison City Records
PRE-SAVE / PRE-ORDER HERE
‘Buoyancy‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.
Artwork by Annabel Blackman.
Fri 8 April – The Lansdowne – Eora / Sydney NSW
Sat 9 April – The Servo, Dharawal Land / Port Kembla, NSW
Sat 4 May – Mojo’s Bar – Walyalup / Fremantle, WA
Tickets available here.
|ABOUT BODY TYPE|
Body Type formed in Sydney in 2016. Sophie was learning the guitar, and Cecil was picking up the drums for the first time, and the pair decided to jam together at a studio in Marrickville. Annabel and Georgia joined the fold through mutual acquaintances. The four-piece quickly began playing shows across Sydney every weekend and releasing a string of beloved singles (their debut track ‘Ludlow’ is always ebulliently sung by fans at live gigs). Since first forming, the group have shared acclaimed EPs, EP1 and EP2 to global fever and critical acclaim from DIY, NME, Dork, The Line Of Best Fit, The FADER, Stereogum, KEXP, Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, triple j’s Declan Byrne and many more. In between support stages with Fontaines D.C., Big Thief, Cate Le Bon, POND, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Frankie Cosmos, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and more, the group have also performed across SXSW, The Great Escape, and headline tours in the US and UK, including a recorded session at the BBC‘s Maida Vale studios. This May, Body Type will release their anticipated debut album, Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising. A thrilling project rich with experimentation without forfeiting indelible hooks.