BDY_PRTS are a band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland comprising of two songwriters - Chicago-raised Jill O'Sullivan (of cult band Sparrow And The Workshop) and Jenny Reeve (of Strike The Colours and frequent Malcolm Middleton collaborator) - alongside drummer/producer Jonny Scott (The Kills, Chvrches and Marnie).
Describing themselves as "electro future-pop", on record the band's music is a melody-driven, 80s-tinged indie-electro-pop fusion. Live BDY_PRTS sound is coupled with a unique and striking visual identity, aided by of the otherworldly and genre-defying costumes designed with visual artists Urara Tsuchiya and Lesley Anne Hepburn. On stage Jill and Jenny's intertwining costumed limbs offer a visual feast whilst their vocals, melodies and full band set-up (with guitar and drums) one for the ear, creating a show full of sonic and theatrical flair.
The duo have only released two singles, 'IDLU' (2014) and 'Cold Shoulder' (2015), but both have collectively racked up an impressive run of accolades for a brand new, D.I.Y. band. BDY_PRTS played a high-profile show at T In The Park's BBC Introducing Stage in 2015, with a slot on the BBC Radio 1 Introducing playlist for Cold Shoulder - the track has also to date been streamed over a quarter of a million times via Spotify alone. Additionally, both singles picked up big name DJ fans in Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland) and Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music), with the former inviting BDY-PRTS in to record a live session.
At press, premieres of the two tracks ran on Clash as a 'Track of the Day' and on influential New York City label blog Neon Gold respectively.
Now BDY_PRTS are set to release their debut album 'FLY INVISIBLE HERO', which was written, recorded and produced by the band, engineered by David McAulay and Jamie Savage, and mixed by close friend Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai) throughout December 2016/January 2017.
BDY_PRTS are planning a run of UK live dates in 2017 - more details to be announced soon.
"Sheer, effortless pop music" Clash
"(A) pair of strident and precocious musicians, as enchanting as they are illuminating, peeling loose their sophisticated pop one layer at a time" The Skinny
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