Body Type Share Video For Insomnia; 12″ Release Of EP1 + EP2 Out Today On Partisan Records
On the eve of their biggest headline tour to date, fast rising “trash can girl band” Body Type release the vinyl edition of their acclaimed first two EPs on a double-sided 12″ on Partisan Records/Inertia. The band also share a new video for EP2 highlight ‘Insomnia‘ – a tender spot on the record that feels infinite and intimate all at once, about finding serenity in nature and safety in a sweet lover’s arms.
The accompanying video was shot throughout the band’s recent debut US shows, as Body Type’s Sophie McComish recalls: “I found an old film handycam at the local junk shop. The seller told me it didn’t work so he only charged me $5. I lugged the thing all around the US while we were touring to test his theory. Turns out he was wrong, and now I have hours of glorious taped footage of Body Type’s maiden voyage outside of Australia. I see a lot of parallels between the abandoned handycam and a candid band-y van, and I’m glad I found one to capture the other.”
The vinyl release of both EPs caps off what’s been a remarkable first half of 2019 for the band. Body Type’s second EP – which received critical adulation from the likes of DIY, NME, Dork, London in Stereo,The Line of Best Fit and a host of others – was released in between the band’s debut US and UK tours, which saw them play at festivals including SXSW, The New Colossus, The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and more, while also recording a session for Jack Saunders at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1.
These tours offered a further cementing of Body Type’s status as one of the finest new live bands out there, having already toured Australia with Pond, Alex Cameron, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Japandroids, Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief and Ariel Pink.
Be sure to secure yourself EP1+2 on vinyl while supplies last and keep your eyes peeled for a Rough Trade exclusive, limited edition slime-coloured vinyl version.
BODY TYPE TOUR DATES
June 29 – The Foundry – Brisbane, QLD (TIX)
w/ Catalano + Cloud Tangle
July 6 – The Gasometer – Melbourne, VIC (TIX)
w/ Elizabeth + Waterfall Person
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
July 26 – Settlers Tavern – Margaret River
w/ Bad Beagle
EP2 is out now via Partisan Records/Inertia Music, buy/stream it here.
PRAISE FOR BODY TYPE
“Breathes new life into garage rock”
“Fascinating, endlessly creative”
“Refreshingly exciting and ridiculously good fun”
The Line of Best Fit
“Their self-titled EP is really a masterclass in lines that creep up on you and resonate.”
“It’s impossible not to fall head over heels for them.”