Rising Sydney-based “trash can girl band” BODY TYPE have shared a new track + video from their upcoming EP – out May 3rd via Partisan/Inertia. Free To Air is helmed by lead guitarist Annabel Blackman, and the accompanying video (dir. by Matt Griffin) weaves from a face swap bizarro world to the vegetable aisle.
“Free To Air is about an old neighbour whose life seemed to play out entirely in his lounge room in front of the TV, which he blasted day and night. My bedroom faced looking into his lounge room, so it was almost like we were waking up and watching the morning news together or having a TV dinner after work…it was definitely not that romantic in reality though. We invited the esteemed video artist & 10/10 person, Matt Griffin, to make a video for the song because he is a master manipulator of screens and could slice us into an assortment of scenes and onto bodies without needing us to be physically present, which is the perfect disembodied embodiment to accompany the song.”
Free To Air is the second track lifted from the bands forthcoming release EP2 after last month’s Stingray, and follows the bands debut self-titled EP in 2018. Consisting of radio favourites Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?), Arrow, Palms and Teeth, the release received critical acclaim.
Body Type are fresh off their first-ever trip to the US, having played SXSW and their first headline shows in the States. In Australia they’ve toured with POND, Alex Cameron, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Japandroids, Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief Ariel Pink + more. The band head to the UK for their first shows on these shores this May, including slots at Live At Leeds, Hit the North and Great Escape festivals, as well as a headline London date at Moth Club on May 15th. They were also recently featured in Julia Jacklin’s video for her song ‘Pressure To Party.
Along with the digital release of the EP, the band will be releasing a double-sided 12″ for the first time, featuring EP1 on Side A & EP2 on Side B – it’s out June 28th on Partisan/Inertia. It is also available as a Rough Trade exclusive on limited edition slime-coloured vinyl.