Body Type Bring Their Brand of Garage Rock to The Foundry
Hosted by Grain, Body Type’s headline show on Saturday night at The Foundry represented the seventh instalment of the zine’s ‘Silo’ club nights – curated three-band lineups held at one of the best venues in the river city.
The first cab off the rank was Catalano – a two piece comprising members of Love Signs and Babaganouj among a plethora of other Brisbane bands. Catalano opened the show with their only song released to date – their single ‘Others’. The song provided one of the highlights of their set and introduces the band well – the line “I agree with you though I don’t hear what you say,” before the song’s mesmerising chorus sums up all sorts of nights out in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
Best emphasised with the song ‘Boys That I Hate’, the songs take an almost conversational tone, and the instrumentals provided by the backing band provide a solid foundation for the two women to bounce off of each other. Catalano are certainly a band to watch in the near future – hopefully an EP is forthcoming.
After a short intermission Cloud Tangle took to the stage. Cloud Tangle is the project of Amber Ramsay, a multi-instrumentalist also known for her work in dreampop trio Sleepclub. With the entire band dressed in white and sounding like a mixture of a more orchestral Bedhead, Beach House and a less anxious Carissa’s Weird, they meandered through thirty minutes of hazy, dreamy and often melancholic music, anchored by Ramsay’s haunting voice with drum loops, clarinet, keyboard and violin providing the background. Showcasing songs from recent EP Falling Asleep amongst others, the band’s set provided beauty and unease in equal measure.
In a stark contrast to the opening acts, Body Type bought the energy to The Foundry for their first ever headlining show in Brisbane; having visited before supporting Alex Cameron and playing Woolloongabba’s iconic The End of the Line festival, the four-piece feature a three-pronged vocal attack – opening with ‘Free to Air’, the second track on their new record, EP2, and blasting through a forty-five minute set comprising songs from both EP’s, the band displayed their particular brand of garage rock to Brisbane in style. Songs like ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe in Karma?)’ and new single ‘Stingray’ proved highlights for the crowd, who hardly stopped moving through the show.
Feature Image by Kristy Benjamin.