‘Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising’ is Body Type at their most cheeky, assertive, and forward-looking. On this debut, the outfit do a hell of a job of leaning into a well-established sound, by turning something classic into something caustically charming and completely characteristic. They milk it for all it’s worth, using it for fun (the whirlwind gang vocals of ‘Buoyancy’), frustration (early highlight ‘The Brood’, with its interweaving vocal musings with insistent guitars), and reflection (final pair ‘An Animal’ and the title track, which in holding back a little merely inject the album’s closing moments with more drive). The record is saturated with groovy intricacies, with basslines never standing still. In some places it paces angstily, interrupted by outcries of guitar (see ‘A Line’’s sonic call-and-response); in others it dances and shimmies, offsetting the swaying motion present elsewhere, as on midway power duo ‘Hot Plastic Punishment’ and ‘Flight Path’. On their debut, Body Type adapt their sound to the end of a listening experience that veils a spectrum of emotion in pure, irresistible entertainment.
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