“Breathes new life into garage rock” – The FADER

“Fascinating, endlessly creative” – CLASH

“Refreshingly exciting and ridiculously good fun” – The Line of Best Fit

“Their self-titled EP is really a masterclass in lines that creep up on you and resonate.” – NME

“It’s impossible not to fall head over heels for them.” – DIY

Today sees fast rising Sydney-based “trash can girl band” Body Type release the vinyl edition of their acclaimed first two EPs on a double-sided 12″ on Partisan Records/Inertia. To celebrate, the band are sharing a new video for EP2 highlight ‘Insomnia‘ – a tender spot on the record that feels infinite and intimate all at once, about finding serenity in nature and safety in a sweet lover’s arms.

The accompanying video was shot throughout the band’s recent debut US shows, as Body Type’s Sophie McComish recalls: “I found an old film handycam at the local junk shop. The seller told me it didn’t work so he only charged me $5. I lugged the thing all around the US while we were touring to test his theory. Turns out he was wrong, and now I have hours of glorious taped footage of Body Type’s maiden voyage outside of Australia. I see a lot of parallels between the abandoned handycam and a candid band-y van, and I’m glad I found one to capture the other.”

The vinyl release of both EPs caps off what’s been a remarkable first half of 2019 for the band. Body Type’s second EP – which received critical adulation from the likes of DIYNMEDorkLondon in Stereo,The Line of Best Fit and a host of others – was released in between the band’s debut US and UK tours, which saw them play at festivals including SXSWThe New ColossusThe Great EscapeLive at Leeds and more, while also recording a session for Jack Saunders at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1.

These tours offered a further cementing of Body Type’s status as one of the finest new live bands out there, having already toured their native Australia with PondAlex CameronRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, JapandroidsFrankie CosmosBig Thief and Ariel Pink.

Expect the band back on these shores before too long but in the meantime be sure to cop yourself EP1+2on vinyl while supplies last and keep your eyes peeled for a Rough Trade exclusive, limited edition slime-coloured vinyl version. Buy it here:

1. Ludlow (Do You Believe in Karma)
2. Palms
3. Teeth
4. Dry Grass
5. Silver
6. Arrow
7. Stingray
8. Free To Air
9. UMA
10. Insomnia
11. Sad Wax

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