Aussies Body Type made quite an introduction with their brilliant, fun-packed debut EP last year, and they’re set to follow it up with a second in May!
The sensibly-titled ‘EP2’ will be out 3rd May via Partisan, just before the band play their first UK shows, including performances at The Great Escape.
In line with the announcement, the band have shared new song ‘Stingray’, which comes along with its own video.
Speaking of the new track, vocalist Sophie McComish says: “Georgia has a deck of animal tarot cards - I was doing a reading for my lover and pulled out the Stingray. Despite having no backbone (all cartilage, like a shark), the stingray is a powerful creature that can blend into its surroundings but delivers a nasty attack when provoked. This is a song about observing my friends being stuck in relationship ruts and trying to shake them out of it, reminding them of their power to sting and swim away gracefully.”
The track’s video is inspired by Freckle, a stingray that lives at Sydney Aquarium, who recently gave birth despite having had no male contact for the last 9 years. “I saw parallels between her story and the theme of the song itself - Freckle is an inspiration for everyone in dead end relationships - so Nick and I decided she should be the star of this video,” Sophie says.
Watch the new video and view the band’s UK tour dates below.
04 Live at Leeds
05 Newcastle, Hit The North
07 Glasgow, Broadcast
08 Manchester, YES
09-11 Brighton, The Great Escape
12 Dublin, Eastbound at the Sound House
15 London, MOTH Club
16 Bristol, Crofters’ Rights
17 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
18 Southampton, Heartbreakers
24 Amsterdam, London Calling
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