Living Body is the new project from Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (f.k.a. Juffage) featuring longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Barnett, Wild Beasts), Tom Evans (Vessels), Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe), and Sarah Statham (Crake, Fig by Four, Esper Scout).
Following their evolution into a live band in summer 2016, the group has toured extensively throughout the UK, EU and North America, including performances at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Tramlines, Sŵn, ArcTanGent, Long Division, and Deer Shed Festivals, with sessions for BreakThru Radio and Daytrotter. Their debut LP ‘Body Is Working’ was received favourably by BrooklynVegan, Stereogum, Exclaim!, Drowned In Sound, the Skinny, God Is In The TV, and Louder Than War, with airplay on BBC 6 Music, Radio 3, Amazing Radio and others. Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living Body aims to exist in a world of skin and information overload in 2019.