Australian band Body Type are heading to YES Manchester on their first ever UK tour. The Rising Sydney-based ‘trash can girl band’ (as they describe themselves) are touring on the back of their upcoming EP2 which will be released just in time for the Manchester date.
EP2 has been previewed with the release of their latest track Free To Air. Speaking about the track and accompanying video, lead guitarist Annabel Blackman commented, “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 forthcoming EP2, following previous release Stingray.
Body Type hit the UK fresh from their first ever trip to the US where they played SXSW. Whilst in the UK, they will perform a series of headline dates as well as slots at Live At Leeds, Hit The North and Great Escape.
EP2 will be released on 3 May 2019. 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 and 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.
When do Body Type headline at YES Manchester?
Body Type headline at YES Manchester on 8 May 2019.
Author: Mark Kelly
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