Track Of The Day – Body Type – Uma


So today the rather wonderful Sydney grunge-gaze* (*new genre klaxon) quartet Body Type grace our virtual pages once more with the shape-shifting mesmeric ‘Uma‘ another stellar track from their second EP ( cunningly titled EP2.)

‘Uma’ kicks off with that lilting woozy quality Warpaint are so adept at, although if your excepting to be carried along by undulating guitar flourishes and seductive diaphanous bass lines you’ll soon be wrong-footed. After the deceptively gentle start, at around 30 seconds in ‘Uma’ quickly ups the pace and transforms into a driving jittery grungy guitar anthem about empowerment and unity.

 It is, in fact, “a slightly skewed love song to Uma Thurman.” according to Bassist Georgia Wilkinson Derums who explains  “During the Me Too movement I watched the exposed footage of Thurman’s car crash on the Kill Bill set. It was leaked years after the film was released with Tarantino claiming he was deeply regretful of forcing his lead actor to drive in an unsafe vehicle. I just thought it was an uncanny fictional retelling of what was actually playing out around the world… A rallying cry in support of women like Eryn Jean Norvill who continue to call to account the powerful.”

Along with the digital release of the EP, the band will be releasing a double-sided 12″ for the first time, featuring EP1 on Side A & EP2 on Side B – it’s out June 28th on Partisan/Inertia. It is also available as a Rough Trade exclusive on limited edition slime-coloured vinyl. Pre-order it here:

We’ve managed to miss ’em this time around alas (no Liverpool date Frown ) …. but they still have a few UK dates left after impressing at SXSW. Live At Leeds and The Great Escape this year.

May 15th | London, UK – Moth Club
May 16th | Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights
May 17th | Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
May 18th | Southampton, UK – Heartbreakers

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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