Body Type: “This album symbolises us really coming into our own”

Body Type. Credit: Ellen Virgona
(Image credit: Ellen Virgona)

Before the pandemic hit, Body Type were en route to hit indie-rock superstardom not just in Australia, but in every continent they could step foot. They formed in 2016 at the very onset of their musical journeys: singer Sophie McComish had only just started learning guitar, and drummer Cecil Coleman could hardly keep a beat, but unfaltering enthusiasm brought them together for a handful of casual jams. Via mutual friends came McComish’s counterpart, fellow singer-strummer Annabel Blackman, and bass queen Georgia Wilkinson-Derums – and by the time they’d chiseled out the tracings of a signature sound, they’d already won over the world. 

Punctuated by two EPs – simply branded EP1 and EP2 – Body Type’s early years were defined by gigs at SXSW in the States and the Great Escape festival in the UK, as well as sold-out headliners everywhere from LA to London. They scored approval from the likes of Big Thief, Cate Le Bon, Fontaines D.C. and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. 

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…

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