Video of the Week #219: Body Type - Sex & Rage 2

Video of the Week #219: Body Type – Sex & Rage

Body Type have released their first new music in three years and it’s awesome! The Australian group’s new single ‘Sex & Rage’ skitters on a bed of serrated edged riffing, kick-ass, quick-fire drum fills and the naggingly brilliant vocal dexterity of Sophie McComish that consumes the doggerel of desire, angst, and euphoria in a hook-laden plea for exuberance and actual excitement in the face of boredom and stunted digital consumption. Body Type have the kind of artful melodic hooks of the Breeders, but all processed in a withering knowing delivery faintly redolent of early Courtney Barnett. But really they’re just Body Type and they’re bloody great!

They’ve also announced details of their forthcoming debut album, Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising, out May 20th. The band have also announced their signing to respected Australian label Poison City Records (Camp Cope, Cable Ties).

Speaking to the release, vocalist Sophie McComish shares “’Sex & Rage’ is a reflection on finding passion amidst feverish banality. When you are uninspired when you feel sad that the general public would rather look at their phone screens than what’s hanging on the walls of the Louvre; when lovers leave you just like they always do and everything feels like a cliché – remember the feelings that set you aflame, and the things that make those feelings happen. For me, it’s Body Type and cryptic crosswords.”

On the track’s striking accompanying video they add; “We wanted to show an overabundance of unorthodox, freakish human beauty, but have it stop before total chaos. The strict confines of an audition room setting tinged every character with an inherent yearning to be liked by their audience. The clip had to show that sex and rage are inherent in every human being, but create different characters of us all. Despite that, we’re all on the same stage, singing the same song.” Watch it below.

Photo credit: Ellen Virgona

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