Montreal-based four-piece, Bodywash, shared their new single, “Eye To Eye,” this week. The track was produced by Nigel Ward (Seoul) as well as mixed by Austin Tufts & Taylor Smith (Braids). Their debut full length, Comforter (also produced and mixed by the same team as Eye to Eye) is scheduled for a 2018-2019 release.
Bodywash Formed by Chris Steward, Rosie Long Decter and Adam MacPherson in the Residence Basement of McGill University Residence in 2014, they released their four-track self-titled EP almost exactly one year later. This self-titled EP showcased Bodywash finding their feet as a band, experimenting with a range of styles from the thick, woozy electronics of “Nothing At All” to the more overtly poppy approach of “This Cruel”.
The band have since zeroed in on a more focused confident sound that marries all their favourite elements of 90s shoe-gaze & trip-hop, ethereal 80s pop, and contemporary left-field electronic music, in part due to the addition of bassist Tom Gould as well as drummer Ryan White. Notable past and upcoming performances include show support for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Hoan, Lido Pimienta, Moon King, & Doomsquad
The band also announced that they will be playing several showcases in Austin, TX for SXSW.
03.15 – Big Easy Bar – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03.16 – Swan Dive (M for Montreal Party) – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03.17 – Flackstock Stage Austin Convention Center – Austin, TX (SXSW)