Body Type share new single ‘Silver’; announce tour dates
Sydney four-piece Body Type today share their new single ‘Silver’ which premiered on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano overnight. Produced and mixed by Antonia Gauci and mastered by Jess Cooper, ‘Silver’, is the fourth killer track in the bag, following breakout singles ‘Ludlow’, ‘264’ and ‘Break Down’ and is more wistful than what we’ve heard from the band so far. “Everyone you know is turning silver,” sings Sophie. It’s about ageing, and change, but ‘Silver’ isn’t a sad song – it’s pretty and complex and filled with joy. Listen HERE.
“The song comes from a very specific moment when I first noticed some of my friends starting to get grey hairs,” says Sophie about the inspiration behind the song. “That’s where the idea of turning ‘silver’ comes from – witnessing your own passage of time through the changes in people around you. Accepting that people will drift in and out of your life, or maybe run away and then pop back in for a little while, or maybe always be around, but never quite the same.”
Fittingly, ‘Silver’ also marks a change in the way Body Type saw themselves as a band. “For me, this song in the space/time continuum signifies a turning point for the band – a point where we realised Body Type was a real unit, greater than the sum of its parts,” says Sophie. “I took some scrappy demo to rehearsal and suddenly it was a whole song. It’s a very nice feeling finding people you can do that with.”
Live, Body Type exceed the expectations set by their singles. All four members – Sophie & Annabel on vocals and guitar, Cecil on drums, Georgia on vocals & bass – are vital. They are, on a musical and emotional level, inexorably linked, each member’s importance going beyond musical skill or personality. The quartet played their first show in late-2016; less than a year later, they’ve played main support for cult heroes Japandroids, opened for luminaries like Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief and The Coathangers, and played Gizzfest and Sydney Festival and the inaugural Electric Lady Festival, curated by Jack River.
Fans of the band can see them play Volumes Festival in Sydney this weekend, shows alongside Major Leagues later this month and showcases at this years BIGSOUND, before playing main support for psych heavyweights POND on their national album tour in September.