Body Type sign to Inertia Music and Partisan Records; share new single and video for ‘Arrow’

Photo by Dakota Gordan
April 23 2018

Body Type are extremely proud to announce their signing to Inertia Music and Partisan Records.

Partisan founder Tim Putnam and managing director Zena White say of the signing, “We’re so excited to be working with Body Type and we can’t wait to bring their music to fans worldwide. We’re equally thrilled to be partnering with our Australian cousins Inertia Label Group for the first time globally.”

Gab Ryan and Meg Williams, co-directors of Inertia Label Group add, “From Body Type’s first ever gig we’ve seen the band go from strength to strength and are extremely thrilled to be working with them, this is a band that dreams are made of. We are just as excited to be working in tandem world wide with our partners Partisan Records, who are in our humble opinion, one of the great indie record labels of our time.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Sophie McComish shares, ”The people Body Type work with are like our family, and we are so happy for Inertia and Partisan to become a part of that. Gab (Inertia Music co-director) came to our last rehearsal before our very first gig for moral support, and Meg (Inertia Music co-director) still has a setlist from our second ever show so they have been with us from the start really. Partisan is an incredibly progressive label that has built some world-class artists from the ground up and Inertia looks after a stack of our favourite bands ever, so we are very excited to all join forces.

To celebrate, Body Type today also share their new single and accompanying video for ‘Arrow’ which premiered on Noisey overnight and announce a special one-off show at Waywards in Sydney tonight. Returning with their take on scuzz rock, ‘Arrow’ (recorded and mixed by Antonia Gauci and mastered by Jess Cooper) immerses the listener with dreamy distorted guitars, infectious basslines and angsty vocal lines to deliver their self-described “pop-rock tantrum.”

Vocalist and bassist, Georgia Wilkinson-Derums says of the track, “Arrow is about the prick of love. It’s about being stung and the pleasure and pain that accompany being struck by cupids arrow. For me the song has always carried the power of female physicality in performance, it’s where I see Body Type get a little more aggressive, a little more dramatic. Wherever it begins and ends we hope it gets the heart pumping and blood running. Keep it loud. BODY TYPE.”

Filmed in Sydney and directed by Madeleine Purdy, the video begins with two ballerinas with bows and arrows in tension between them, paying homage to the performance work, Rest Energy (1980) by Marina Abramović & Ulay. Reminiscent of cinematic dreamscapes, the four girls playfully appear, fading in and out of a sunset-coloured clouds floating above a sea of confused onlookers. Taking the role of cupid, Georgia, Annabel, Cecil and Sophie aim arrows at their spectators and play authors to their own fate, in a clever subversion of power dynamics in representations of love and romance.

Fans of Body Type can also catch them on the road in support of Alex Cameron with Roy on Horn across their national headline tour this month. The tour will be stopping off in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth at The Foundry, Manning Bar, Croxton Bandroom and Amplifier.