Sydney’s Body Type make a racket while staying astonishingly controlled; the vocals sound more like a sample from fifties cinema than anything recorded in this century, so deliberate and devastating in their delivery.
All four members – Sophie & Annabel on vocals and guitar, Cecil on drums, Georgia on vocals & bass – are vital. They are, on a musical and emotional level, inexorably linked, each member’s importance going beyond musical skill or personality. The quartet played their first show in late-2016; less than a year later, they’ve played main support for cult heroes Japandroids, opened for luminaries like Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief and The Coathangers, and played Gizzfest and Sydney Festival and the inaugural Electric Lady Festival, curated by Jack River. The end of 2017 saw the band play main support for psych heavyweights POND on their national album tour.
In 2017, Body Type were awarded the annual ‘Next Big Thing’ prize by FBi Radio: an honour which has previously foreshadowed the breakthrough of acts including The Jezabels, Matt Corby and Julia Jacklin. At Fairgrounds 2018, you’ll see why they deserve the mantle.