“Their self-titled EP is really a masterclass in lines that creep up on you and resonate.” – NME (The NME 100: Essential New Artists in 2019)
“Do you believe in karma? Do ya? Do ya?”
The first words we hear from Body Type are accusatory, playful, coy. They dare you to look them in the eye. To pay attention. These words come that came from ‘Ludlow’ seem too good to be true. It makes a racket while staying astonishingly controlled; the vocals sound more like a sample from fifties cinema than anything recorded in this decade, so deliberate and devastating in their delivery. 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.
It makes sense that the four members have this almost elemental connection – the story of the band’s inception gives the sense that there was something cosmic involved. It goes like this: Sophie, after a period living in New York, found herself in Sydney with a handful of GarageBand demos needing a beat. Enter Cecil – drummer, old friend and fellow Perth native – who had also decamped to Sydney. They met Annabel soon after, and were completed when Georgia, another Perth survivor, joined on bass.
The quartet played their first show in late-2016 and have since played main support for cult heroes Japandroids, opened for luminaries like Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief and The Coathangers and played festivals such as Gizzfest, Sydney Festival, Bigsound, Electric Lady Festival, Sugar Mountain, Fairgrounds and more. The band continued to run laps around the country, playing main support for psych heavyweights POND, Alex Cameron and Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever across their national album tours to roaring reviews.
Winners of FBi Radio’s SMAC award for ‘Next Big Thing’ and ‘Best Live Act’, Body Type have leaped into 2018 as one of Australia’s most promising young bands. You won’t be watching them disappear any time soon.
Scott Armstrong (Manager)
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