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Body Type Are The Newest Addition To The Ground Control Roster

Body Type Are The Newest Addition To The Ground Control Roster

Posted 05/30/2019

Ground Control Touring is excited to welcome Body Type as the newest addition to our artist roster!

Body Type did not intend on making A Big Statement with their new record, EP2, but at its heart lies an incidental anthem.

Harnessing an “energy of anger”, as guitarist and vocalist Annabel Blackman describes it, the EP connects to recent cultural movements, whereas fellow guitarist and vocalist Sophie McComish puts it, “personal becomes public, and private becomes shared experience”.

Shared experience is as close to a Body Type mission statement as you might find. The four-piece – completed by Cecil Coleman on drums and Georgia Wilkinson-Derums on bass – patched themselves together in Sydney in 2016 and found they each contained pieces that perfectly complemented one another’s. They set about articulating their ideas through jangling guitars and scuzzy, lo-fi production, and found that audiences at home and around the country were eager to get sucked in.

The journey from where they began – DIY soundproofing a room in their sharehouse to record their first demos – to where they are now – releasing their second EP in just six months, and preparing to play their first run of international shows with awards under their belt (they took home ‘Best Live Act’ and ‘Next Big Thing’ at FBI Radio’s 2017 SMAC Awards) and international support from the likes of BBC1, KCRW and RRR backing them up – has been, as Sophie describes it, like “a big wavy ocean, calming.”

It’s a partnership between four women that feels both deliberately constructed and destined to exist – a sentiment that plays into the imagery Body Type conjures both in their songwriting and visuals, with recurring references to the tarot, astrology and the spiritual or subconscious worlds touching much of their work.

Stay tuned to Body Type’s artist page for upcoming tour dates and other updates!

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