‘Holding On’ is an exuberant grungy pop joy from Australian band Body Type: it canters along with a brilliant high-stepping trot and fuzzy guitars augmented by vocals that have sixties-flavoured timbre – a sort of Bananarama pop sparkle overlaying a darker indie sensibility.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Sophie McComish says that:
‘Holding On’ came from a particular time and space but it has evolved into a personal mantra of sorts. I’m a quadruple Virgo so I find it a challenge to relinquish control and embrace uncertainty. Sometimes the only thing that’ll get you through though is the passing of time, and it’s cool to just submit to that and trust that the outcome will be the right one.”
Bassist Georgia Wilkinson-Derums expands on this, sharing that
This song is a product of writing at a distance. Just like that time ends up passing very discreetly until what you’re left with are quiet, hopeful memories that arm you for the future.
The drive and passion combine to create something brilliantly bouncy and energising, a bright ray of sunshine with a bubble-gum pop sheen.
The track is accompanied by a suitably passionate and joyful video directed by Nick McKk (Julia Jacklin, Camp Cope) and filmed on the land of the Wurundejeri Woi-wurrung people. Inspired by the one-shot effect of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’ visual, the passing of time and moments of elation as showcased in ‘Holding On’ is brought to life:
‘Holding On’ is out now and available to stream and download here.
Body Type will be releasing their second LP Expired Candy, out June 2 via Poison City Records. You can per-order the album here and though the linik below:
This single also heralds their upcoming Europe / UK tour, including their addition to Rock Werchter Festival.
Thu 23 Mar – Fitz Rit @ The Curtin – Naarm / Melbourne
Thu 29 Jun – Rock Werchter Festival – Werchter BR
Fri 30 Jun – Roskilde Festival – Roskilde DK
Sat 1 Jul – Stadsgårdsterminalen – Stockholm SE
Mon 3 Jul – Paradiso – Amsterdam NL
Tue 4 Jul – La Boule Noir – Paris FR
Wed 5 Jul – Lexington – London UK
Thu 6 Jul – YES Basement – Manchester UK
Tickets available at bodytypeband.com
Feature Photograph: Nick McKinlay