Indie rockers back to play in SW

Jackson Lavell-LeeAugusta Margaret River Times
Body Type play Settlers Tavern tonight.
Camera IconBody Type play Settlers Tavern tonight.

Sydney quartet Body Type return to WA to play their first show at the Settlers Tavern tonight.

Fresh from a US tour, which included six shows at the South by South West festival in Austin, the grunge girls are showcasing their latest release EP, 2.

After starting in Perth, the band decided to expand their horizons, moving to Sydney with great results.

Darlings of the Sydney music scene, they have recorded their latest five-track EP in Sanford, Queensland with Bellingerents bassist Kon Kersting at Ian Haug’s (Powderfinger) studio.

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Drummer Cecil said the recording process was a wholesome experience with one of the most diverse and talented producers in Australia.

“We always joke that we have the best sleep at Ian’s studio because you sleep in this circular water tank, so it’s like being in the womb. It’s very natural,” she said.

“We bunked down for a week and the EP shows how we have grown a lot as songwriters and where we’ve come from.”

The intricate final product includes the tender love song Insomnia, the honest Stingray and powerful Uma.

“Uma was inspired by Uma Thurman, who said during the Me Too movement that she had been in a car accident while filming Kill Bill, resulting in permanent injuries because Tarantino insisted on her doing her own stunts,” she said. “It’s about women banding together to expose the truth.”

The band has been outspoken on political issues including Federal environmental policies, reduced funding for the arts and the “toxic masculinity” in the Australian music scene.

“It is very important for us to see not only women but all kinds of people in music represented fairly,” Cecil said.

“There is definitely a movement happening now in Australia; we are on the forefront of the changes, people are coming out and saying things and holding others to account, which I think is really important.” She said the band was excited to play their first show at Settlers while they stay in Margaret River this week, writing their debut album due for release in 2020.

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