Body Type return with new single & video 'Sex & Rage', and announce debut album via Australian indie label Poison City Records.
Australian band Body Type drop their first new music in three years, 'Sex & Rage' with the reveal of their debut album, Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising, out May 20th.
The band have also announced their signing to respected Australian indie label Poison City Records (Camp Cope, Cable Ties). Rife with frisky guitars and skittish percussion that soars into the chorus, 'Sex & Rage' is a corrosive display of extremes.
The doggerel of desire, angst, and euphoria set alight with a rousing plea for exuberance and exhilaration in the face of banality and boredom. Moulding the feel-good indie prowess that saw the band fast rise, 'Sex & Rage' ushers in a new era of Body Type. A ragged rock-punk hybrid, savagely unapologetic in intent and delivery.
Speaking to the release, vocalist Sophie McComish shares
“'Sex & Rage' is a reflection on finding passion amidst feverish banality. When you are uninspired, when you feel sad that the general public would rather look at their phone screens than what's
hanging on the walls of the Louvre; when lovers leave you just like they always do and
everything feels like a cliché - remember the feelings that set you aflame, and the things
that make those feelings happen. For me, it's Body Type and cryptic crosswords."
On the track’s striking visuals, they add;
"We wanted to show an overabundance of unorthodox, freakish human beauty, but have it stop before total chaos. The strict confines of an audition room setting tinged every character with an inherent yearning to be liked by their audience. The clip had to show that sex and rage are inherent in every human being, but create different characters of us all. Despite that, we're all on the same stage,
singing the same song."
Named after and dedicated to writer Eve Babitz's cult novel, 'Sex & Rage' is a culmination of the world that Body Type will birth on Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising. In the wake of back-to-back tours and releases, Sophie McComish, Annabel Blackman, Cecil Coleman, and Georgia Wilkinson-Derums regrouped in early 2020, to record their debut album eight days - shortly before they would become separated by the pandemic. Like Babitz's prose, 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.
Recorded and mastered by Jonathan Boulet, and entirely self-funded, 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, 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.