SHARE NEW SONG ‘UMA’
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
TAKEN FROM EP2 OUT MAY 3rd ON PARTISAN RECORDS
12″ RELEASE OF EP1 + EP2 OUT JUNE 28th
UK DATES THIS MONTH
With their new EP arriving tomorrow on Partisan/Inertia, rising Sydney-based “trash can girl band” Body Type return today with ‘Uma‘, the EP’s centrepiece and an incidental anthem full of abstract symbolism, religious iconography and terrifying animal imagery. It comes accompanied by a suitably cathartic video – directed by Charlotte Linden Ercoli Coe – which you can watch below.
Speaking of the track, Body Type’s Georgia Wilkinson Derums calls it, “a slightly skewed love song to Uma Thurman. During the Me Too movement I watched the exposed footage of Thurman’s car crash on the Kill Bill set. It was leaked years after the film was released with Tarantino claiming he was deeply regretful of forcing his lead actor to drive in an unsafe vehicle. I just thought it was an uncanny fictional retelling of what was actually playing out around the world… A rallying cry in support of women like Eryn Jean Norvill who continue to call to account the powerful.”
‘Uma’ is the third track lifted from EP2 coming hot on the heels of ‘Stingray‘ and ‘Free To Air‘, 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 from the likes of the FADER, DIY, NME, KEXP, Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, triple j’s Declan Byrne and more.
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 month, including slots at Live At Leeds, Hit the North and Great Escapefestivals, 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. Pre-order it here: https://bodytype.lnk.to/EP2
Body Type – EP2 // Partisan Records – 03/05/19
2. Free To Air
5. Sad Wax
May 4th | Leeds, UK – Live at Leeds Festival
May 5th | Newcastle, UK – Hit the North Festival
May 7th | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
May 8th | Manchester, UK – YES
May 9th-11th | Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
May 12th | Dublin, IE – Eastbound @ The Sound House
May 15th | London, UK – Moth Club
May 16th | Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights
May 17th | Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
May 18th | Southampton, UK – Heartbreakers
May 24th | Amsterdam, NL – London Calling