Melbourne’s Body Parts will launch their debut ‘Loose‘ EP later this month on the big Rebel Grrrl Fest! in Melbourne.

Set to take place on Saturday 30th September, the event will feature seven local and regional bands at The Old Bar. Joining Body Parts will be Lazertits, Wurst Nurse, Plaster Of Paris, The Second Sex, Long Holiday and Root Rat. Tickets are $15 on the door.

To find out all about the new release, the band answered our On The Record questions this week. Take a listen to the EP while reading about it below.

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ON THE RECORD INTERVIEW
Tell us about the release title.
Jade: When I wrote the lyrics to all 3 tracks it was during the same time period. I got my little heart ripped out, pissed on, crapped on and feed to the worms. In my sad, emotional state I would root anything with a heartbeat and smash any intoxicant that I could get my slimy mits on. You can tell in the lyrics I was loose with nothing to lose. Hence the title. If I’m going to be completely honest, nothing’s changed – still loose as.

Tell us about the artwork.
Jade: The art is an accurate representation of my life haha. Pete, Nina, Rhia and I had a truck ton of ideas floating around to begin with, none of which we were completely sold on. We all got pissy one night and came up with the concept of a janky after party scene. (One of those moments when you needed to be in the same mind frame to really grasp wasssup!). There is so many references to the actual lyrics on the cover work, see if you can spot em. 😉 It was initially going to be a photo but we all realised it would have a more revolting flare as a drawing. Adam @akinninmont is the legend responsible for making this foul scene come to life. His attention to detail has a way of making all the small things pop also his colour pallet is genius. Suss him out!

What format/s will it be released on and how will it be packaged?
EP has been digitally released and will also be available on CD in Cardsleeve. Down the track we’d love to see it released on a 7inch.

Who will it be released through, and when?
EP has just been digitally released via our Bandcamp page and will be available on Spotify and CD on September 30th.

Tell us about the studio and why you chose to record there?
Nina: We recorded at The Black Lodge Studio in Brunswick. We had chosen to record at the Black Lodge as we wanted to work with Mike Deslandes and its the most relaxed studio that Mike records out of.

Tell us about the producer / engineer and why you chose to record with them?
Nina: We chose to work with Mike Deslandes as both Rhia and I have worked with Mike in other projects and he’s very patient at what he does and the quality is epic every single time.

Did you go into the writing process with a clear direction in mind?
Nina: This is our first EP so we’re still constantly developing our sound. What has formed, are songs that have an indie rock edge and then songs that have a more punk rock edge. So for this EP, we have grouped together three of our indie rock songs. They also have similar lyrical themes that relate to the same situation.
Jade: Im not sure about the others but I had no idea what to expect. I still don’t, the surprises keep coming with our sound and its gutsy as. Pete and Nina come from a Met af background, where’s Rhia more Indie and I just like to sing soft Jazz. With all our powers combined this is the outcome. I’ve never really screamed on a track before, now Im screaming my tits off.

Were you listening to anything in particular during the writing / recording process that influenced the songs at all?
Nina: When I wrote the riffs for ‘Town Bicycle’, I was listening to mid 90s emo like ‘Analphabetapolothology’ by Cap’n Jazz. The riffs for ‘Trash’ were inspired by 90’s Indie/grunge bands like The Pixies. When I wrote the riffs for Leftovers I was binging on British 80’s new wave and rock.
Jade – I was listening to my stupid feelings a lot, I remember blasting Best Coast’s – Crazy for you on repeat. My house mates at the time banded me from playing it loudly in the house anymore. Insensitive pricks. haha

Were there any albums you were referencing in the studio to aim for a certain type of sound production wise?
Nina: Yes, Doolittle by Pixies for tone from a guitar perspective.

How long did you spend in the studio recording?
We spent two days recording and Mike spent additional time mixing.

Tell us a little about the recording process the band used?
We did a live studio recording with a vocal guide track and then overdubbed any additional instrument layers. After that Jade recorded her vocals and then lastly backing vocals were added.

Was this any different to previous processes you have used?
Nina: This is our first EP as a band, but in previous bands I’ve always used this process as rule of thumb.

Any guests involved? if so, who.. and what did they do?
No guests. Maybe with our video clips tho, stay tuned. 😉

When it comes do naming the tracks, is there any particular approach or process to it all?
Jade: haha, no approach at all, I wish there was tho because it would make things a lot easier everyone. Normally we put everything together and call it straight forward name like ‘spooky surf song’ or ‘slut drop’ or ‘that song about a dildo’. The term ‘working title’ comes out of my mouth a lot. Some tracks come naturally, some take a couple of tries, some titles undergo 4 name changes and everyone’s super confused by the end. Haha

Any particular equipment outside your usual live gear used in the process?
For instruments, all gear that we used in recording, we also use live. No new additions for the recording.
Jade: Heaps of snortable gear

Any memorable studio moments?
Nina: Rhia drew an epic portrait of Pete, we all had a go of falling asleep on the couch which resulted some bad angled ransom photos been taken (it was our debut gig the night before so everyone was pretty ruined). The whole experience was heaps of fun and stoked with the results.
Jade : Rhia brought me coconut water, Pete let me eat his Doritos. I called Mike Matt heaps because Im cooked, still haven’t let myself live that down aye.

Any additional tracks recorded that didn’t make the cut but may see the light of day sometime?
No all tracks recorded, made it to the final EP.

What track/s are you most looking forward to playing live?
Nina: Love ‘em all but ‘Leftovers’ would be my favourite.
Jade – Town bicycle because I always screw it up.

How would you compare the final product to previous releases?
This is our debut EP!

Anything else you want to say or about the release?
Nina: Our EP launch is at The Old Bar on September 30th at Rebel Grrrl Fest along side 6 other amazing bands, Lazertits, Wurst Nurse, Plaster of Paris, The Second Sex, Long Holiday and Root Rat. Bands start from 7pm $15 on the door. See FB event page for further details.
Jade: Buy the ep my babe’s x
Check out our Bandcamp page to download our debut EP ‘Loose’.

LAUNCH POSTER
Rebel Grrrl Fest
COVER ART
Body Parts
TRACK LISTING

1. Leftovers 02:57
2. Town Bicycle 02:38
3. Trash 04:02

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