Verge Loves: Body Type “Uma”

Photo Credit: Kristy Benjamin

Self-described “trash can girl band” Body Type are bringing their scuzzy garage rock tunes to the UK this May, kicking it all off with the release of the music video for their absolutely cracking track, “Uma”. Described as the centrepiece of their latest EP, “EP2”, the song is an incidental anthem full of abstract symbolism, religious iconography and terrifying animal imagery. It comes accompanied by a suitably cathartic video – directed by Charlotte Linden Ercoli Coe. “Uma” is the third track lifted from “EP2” coming hot on the heels of “Stingray” and “Free to Air”, and follows the band’s debut self-titled EP in 2018.

Speaking of the track, Body Type‘s Georgia Wilkinson Derums calls it, “a slightly skewed love song to Uma Thurman. 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.”

Body Type are fresh off their first-ever trip to the US, having played SXSW and their first headline shows in the States. In Australia, they’ve toured with POND, Alex Cameron, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Japandroids, Frankie CosmosBig Thief, Ariel Pink and more. The band head to the UK for their first shows on these shores this month, including slots at Live At Leeds, Hit the North and Great Escape festivals, as well as a headline London date at Moth Club on May 15th.

To get all of the Body Type tour dates and details you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you like what you hear, you can catch all their tunes on iTunes and Spotify.