Body Type share new single + video ‘Weekend’

Photo by Toni Wilkinson
May 4 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

“Powered by three songwriting personalities and drawing from DIY punk traditions, Body Type called it how they saw it on articulate, cutting belters”

Double J

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

Rolling Stone Australia

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

DIY (★★★★)

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

The Line of Best Fit (8/10)

“One of my favourite Australian bands”

Zan Rowe, Double J

“Pretty tongue in cheek and clever”

Anthony Fantano, theneedledrop

“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

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

Rock group Body Type, today share their latest single and music video ‘Weekend’ lifted from their forthcoming album Expired Candy, out June 2 via Poison City Records. LISTEN + WATCH HERE.

‘Weekend’ previews a portion of the 360-degree view that desire manifests in throughout Expired Candy. Here particularly, Body Type cross The Cardigans with Spiderbait’s ‘Calypso‘ in its yearnful assertion of promiscuity and affection. Hypnotic “Ooh la la”s riding a-top coarse guitars, marrying the wistful, early sparks of grazes and hand-holding with a “no strings attached,” Saturday morning sleep-in approach. Of ‘Weekend’, vocalist Sophie McComish shares, “This song is pretty candid really. It’s about romance. Lotta people stressin’ about love and dating. Too much overthinking. Loving is fun. Just go all in, even if for only one night.”

Complete with music video by Throat Pasta, of the collaboration they share “When I had the opportunity to see Body Type open for The Pixies playing during the sunset at the Sydney Opera house steps I was tripping on mushrooms and was absolutely blown away. I reached out straight after their set and when I received a message back saying my production company name was a member’s CentreLink password, we got to talking about creating a video, shortly after we linked up and made something I am so proud of, a beautiful analogue mess. I love Body Type.”

If Body Type’s debut record Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising was an exuberant and furious declaration of dominion, then their swift follow-up Expired Candy is all about revelling in the space they’ve carved out. It’s sweet, acidic, tough and undeniable all at once, and speaking to the forthcoming release Body Type 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.”

Including singles in ‘Holding On’ and the Double J playlisted ‘Miss The World’, Expired Candy is a euphoric, lawless rock record, characterised by unfaltering intensity. Oceanic yearning mixes with sly humour. Guitars spit and swell and slice through harmonies. Moments of elation and bizarre imagery are wrung from the monotony of every day. Vocals knot together, producing ecstatic, slanted melodies. An album about not being so certain that confinement and desolation lead to a dead end. Instead, stagnation may serve as the perfect breeding ground for joyous bewilderment and an inflamed imagination. Like the stale confection of its title, Expired Candy is a blistering listen because of the way it transmutes gloom into resistance.

Their Australian Music Prize-nominated debut album Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising including highlights ‘Buoyancy‘ ‘The Charm’ and ‘Sex & Rage‘ across the 11-track record sought praise far and wide: Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NME, DIY, Frankie Magazine, Clash, Dork, The Line Of Best Fit and more, as well as radio support from all corners of the country landing Album of the Week placements across 2SER, FBi Radio, SYN, Edge Radio and RTR FM alongside support slots with Fontaines D.C., Wolf Alice, The Pixies and others.

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