Body Type : “Buoyancy”

Australian 4 piece Body Type release another slice of blistering brilliance in the shape of their latest single ‘Buoyancy’, from their forthcoming debut album Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising. The band have covered a variety of musical bases since we tipped them back in 2019. They can do artful, dazzling, intelligent evocative indie-pop (see “Free To Air” ) or spikey jagged grunge-pop (see “Stingray”). They can also mix up all these elements as they have done quite brilliantly on “Buoyancy,” which switches pace and hints at a slightly unhinged, more frenetic Courtney Barnett. It’s done with style, acerbic wit and once again whets the appetite for their debut album, which will arrive on Poison City Record on May 20th . It’s an album that promises to be one of the best of 2022 on this sort of form.

The song arrived following a text exchange poem between bandmates Annabel Blackman and Georgia Wilkinson Derums. “Buoyancy started as a playful text message exchange between Annabel and me. In many ways, the song is about grappling with internal inconsistencies and moral ambiguities in an incoherent style. It’s had a few iterations – when I brought it to the group it had more of a slow Big Star spirit. Soph and Annabel made it more angular, more tongue in cheek with the guitar, which further injects the song with distorted meaning. It’s also a personal reminder that when certain things are rendered uncertain those you love are an eternal rudder.”

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