Body Type share brand new single 'Holding Out' & announce UK/EU tour. Second LP 'Expired Candy' arriving June 2nd via POISON CITY RECORDS.
Australian rock group Body Type today share ‘Holding On’, another cut from their forthcoming second LP Expired Candy, out June 2 via Poison City Records. This single also welcomes the news of their upcoming Europe / UK tour (on-sale 10am March 24th here), including their addition to both Rock Werchter and Roskilde festival lineups.
Written via shared voice memos passed back and forth across state borders, ‘Holding On’ is a soaring, rollicking track where the protagonist’s longing and messy, “monsoon” emotions are kept afloat by friends and the aphorisms passed down by family members.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Sophie McComish says that
“'Holding On' came from a particular time and space but it has evolved into a personal mantra of sorts. I’m a quadruple Virgo so I find it a challenge to relinquish control and embrace uncertainty. Sometimes the only thing that’ll get you through though is the passing of time, and it’s cool to
just submit to that and trust that the outcome will be the right one.”
Bassist Georgia Wilkinson-Derums expands on this, sharing that
“This song is a product of writing at a distance. Just like that time ends up passing very discreetly until what you’re left with are quiet, hopeful memories that arm you for the future.”
‘Holding On’ also comes with a new music video directed by Nick McKk (Julia Jacklin, Camp Cope) and filmed on the land of the Wurundejeri Woi-wurrung people. Inspired by the one-shot effect of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’ visual, the passing of time and moments of elation as showcased in ‘Holding On’ is brought to life.
Throughout Expired Candy, Body Type revel in the space they’ve carved out and assert that there’s no time like the present. It’s sweet, acidic, tough and undeniable all at once, and speaking to the forthcoming release they 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.”
‘Holding On’ marks the next taste of new music from the band since their previous single ‘Miss The World’ and the release of their independently released, Australian Music Prize-nominated debut album Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising. Featuring tracks like ‘Buoyancy‘ ‘The Charm’ and ‘Sex & Rage‘, the 11-track record is a sharp, and invigorating listen packed with gentle contemplation and righteous fury.
The praise was far and wide, from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Dork, and more, as well as impressive BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders) and BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq) airplay.
Having just come off a string of support slots including Fontaines D.C, Wolf Alice and The Pixies, Body Type also announce their return to Europe and UK this June, including a spot on the Rock Werchter 2023 lineup alongside The 1975, RAYE, Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X and more. See below for all dates and ticketing info.
Photo by Nick McKinlay
Body Type’s ‘Holding On’ is out now via Poison City Records and available on all digital platforms.
Body Type is Annabel Blackman (vocals, guitar), Sophie McComish (vocals, guitar), Cecil Coleman (drums, percussion), Georgia Wilkinson-Derums (vocals, bass)
Thu 23 Mar - Fitz Rit @ The Curtin - Naarm / Melbourne
Thu 29 June - Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, BR
Fri 30 Jun - Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, DK
Sat 1 July - Stadsgårdsterminalen, Stockholm, SE
Mon 3 July - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Tues 4 July - La Boule Noir, Paris, FR
Wed 5 July - The Lexington, London, UK
Thurs 6 July - YES Basement, Manchester, UK