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Body Type: "Album number one, coming soon"

On the verge of releasing their second EP, Aussie foursome Body Type are the perfect band to see you into the sunny days of summer.
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Published: 3:30 pm, April 11, 2019
Body Type: "Album number one, coming soon"

It's time to start getting excited, Dear Reader. We're less than a month away from the unofficial start of our 2019 festival season. That May Day Bank Holiday weekend means one thing - Live At Leeds. Packed with (literally) hundreds of the best new bands on the planet, it sees one of the country's most vibrant creative cities turned into a mecca of buzz, hype and awesome live music.

To celebrate, we're holding a special Live At Leeds takeover. Over the course of the day (11th April 2019, in case you're coming to this late - Ed), we'll be bringing you all kinds of stuff from and about the acts playing this year's event. If you're going, it'll help you plan out those all-important spreadsheets. If you've not yet picked up your tickets - well, what are you waiting for? You can grab 'em here, right now.

Body Type make wonderfully witty, boppable guitar-pop that - in a similar vein to The Big Moon, Sunflower Bean et al - is both fun yet immeasurably cool. Drummer Cecil Coleman introduces her band.

When did you first realise you wanted to be a musician?

I'm not sure if I ever had that "lightbulb" moment, but my earliest recollection of anything music-related was bashing around on my mum's piano at the tender age of 4 or 5 thinking, well this is awesome, and took it from there! Drums came to the fold quite a bit later on, but I just thought, why the hell wouldn't I want to play drums? It's been a complete game changer.

Do you remember what the first song you ever worked on was like?

The very first song was actually [debut single] 'Ludlow'! The four of us had just started jamming in this shitty studio space, and 'Ludlow' was the first song that came together, and so easily! It just happened. Magic.

How did you all meet and decide to form Body Type? Had you been in groups before?
It was the classic friend-of-a-friend stitch up, a few conversations and shared opinions on music (plus a keen interest in our instruments) that brought us together. We're friends first. We'd all dabbled in other instruments before but never to the extent of being in a rock band (bar Georgia who was already a bass shredlord in high school). It was just something we'd all wanted to do but never had the chance to pursue before. Here's to great timing!

How did you go about getting from the point where you’d just formed, to having your second EP out in a few weeks?
Hard work, buckets of sweat and lots of love and support.

Tell us a bit about ‘EP2’, what’s it about?

Good love, shit love, relationships, womanhood, detached emotions, intimacy... a beautiful combo platter.

You’ve mentioned using tarot cards before, is that something you guys do a lot? It sounds really interesting.

From time to time we hit the tarot cards, if ever there's a deck around. I guess we're all quite curious and spiritual people on varying levels, so it's another thing we share together and learn together.

You’re in the UK soon for some festivals, right? Have you spent much time over here before?
All of us have been over to the UK before to see family or travel around, but we've never played shows, and we are so excited! The Great Escape, Hit The North, Live At Leeds and Eastbound are just a few of the festivals we'll be hitting up while we're there. We'll be playing some headline shows around too! Crazy!

What else are you working on at the mo?

Album number one, coming soon.

Taken from the May issue of Dork. Body Type’s new EP ‘EP 2’ is out 3rd May; they play Live at Leeds (4th May), Hit the North (5th May), The Great Escape (9th-11th May) and more.

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