Australian band Body Type share latest single & video "Buoyancy" from debut album EVERYTHING IS DANGEROUS BUT NOTHING’S SURPRISING out May 20th via Poison City Records.
Today, Australian band Body Type share their new single and video ‘Buoyancy’, the latest cut from their debut album Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising, out May 20th on Poison City Records (Camp Cope, Cable Ties).
'Buoyancy' follows the band’s recent track 'Sex & Rage' a ragged rock-punk hybrid, savagely unapologetic in intent and delivery which ushered in a new era for the band. Earlier this month, the band supported King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard in Sydney.
Spawned from a text exchange poem between bandmates Annabel Blackman and Georgia Wilkinson Derums, 'Buoyancy' is all impulse and energy, a fast-paced jam itching with spontaneity.
Written in the midst of a heatwave, Georgia reveals
"Buoyancy started as a playful text message exchange between Annabel and me. In many ways, the song is about grappling with internal inconsistencies and moral ambiguities in an incoherent style.
It's had a few iterations - when I brought it to the group it had more of a slow Big Star spirit. Soph and Annabel made it more angular, more tongue in cheek with the guitar, which further injects the song with distorted meaning. It’s also a personal reminder that when certain things are rendered
uncertain those you love are an eternal rudder."
It’s a bizarre tale of sand piles, burning spines and floatation devices, indicative of Body Type's regenerated live show spirit, rife across Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprsing. The band’s debut is a vivacious, confident romp, as speedy in pace as it is leisurely, intimately coy and entirely Body Type. While Sophie, Annabel and Georgia again share singing duties throughout, as with their previous releases, they’ve never sounded so gleefully unmoored.
Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising is teeming with yelps, yowls, screams, growls, whimpers, whispers, chants, deadpan delivery, laconic one-liners and elongated ‘ahs’ that sound like a demonic girls choir. The guitars are similarly liberatory, surging and spasming to new inventive heights.
In the wake of back-to-back tours and releases, Sophie McComish, Annabel Blackman, Cecil Coleman, and Georgia Wilkinson-Derums regrouped in early 2020, recording the debut album in eight days - shortly before they would become separated by the pandemic. Recorded and mastered by Jonathan Boulet, and entirely self-funded, the album is exultant, effusive, playful, cutting, and maybe most significantly, incandescent in its fury. It’s an album all about yanking back control, embracing abandon and purging despair, told through the grizzly margins of rock and punk. The album sounds joyfully anarchic, bursting with life and autonomy.
Since first forming, Body Type have shared acclaimed EPs, EP1 and EP2 to global critical acclaim from the likes of international media outlets, KEXP, triple j, Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, for which they recorded a Maida Vale Session. In between support stages with Fontaines D.C., Big Thief, Cate Le Bon, POND, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Frankie Cosmos, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and more, the group have also performed across SXSW, The Great Escape, and headline tours in the US and UK, including a sold out show at London’s MOTH Club.