Show Me The Body talk love and respect in hardcore music ahead of ‘Trouble The Water’

By Dom Smith
By October 26, 2022 October 27th, 2022 Band, Features, Interviews, Spotlight

SHOW ME THE BODY open up to Dom Smith about their values and beliefs ahead of releasing ‘Trouble The Water’.


New York City’s own SHOW ME THE BODY announces their third full-length album Trouble The Water due October 28th via Loma Vista Recordings. Along with the album’s announcement, SHOW ME THE BODY shares “We Came To Play,” the second offering from the forthcoming album. An official video is coming soon, so the band launch with a visualiser of how the incredible album artwork was created.

Watch “We Came To Play” Visualiser HERE 


Recorded entirely at CORPUS studios in Long Island City and produced with Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Turnstile, Municipal Waste), ‘Trouble The Water’ is the culmination of nearly a decade of barrelling against New York City’s structural ambivalence and indifference; an invocation to a like-minded global community to consider the alchemy of family-building, and of turning water to blood. The 12-tracks of ‘Trouble The Water’ both reference and pay homage to the physical city, and the New York Sound: not one particular genre, but the people and subcultures that encapsulate its true foundation, style, and spirit; while expanding upon and reckoning with the hyperlocal territory of 2019’s ‘Dog Whistle’, which features the standout track “Arcanum.”

Although the title invokes the ancient alchemy Moses wielded to free and unite Israelite peoples, ‘Trouble The Water’ refuses nostalgia or mimicry. Instead, it considers the sublime power of the unifying physical practices that can be enacted daily, to invoke immeasurable spiritual and collective reactions. Buoyed by moments of stinging stillness and compulsive, almost optimistic, malfunctioning rhythms, the work is literally a conjuration to dance, and move. If we are really living through the end of the world, maybe every movement we make, no matter how slight, is actually boundless and radical.

Live wise – Next month, SHOW ME THE BODY will continue their global tour off the heels of their inaugural, bi-coastal IN BROAD DAYLIGHT festival, North American leg, and explosive sets at Outbreak Festival and Sound & Fury. After performing at Desert Daze and Nothing Fest IV in California this October, SHOW ME THE BODY will begin the 15-date European run with support from Powerplant in Vechta, Germany on October 21st with stops in Hamburg, Berlin, Zürich and Verona before wrapping up in London on November 7th. The band will also take the world tour to Australia for four dates in December hitting Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Tickets available HERE.

‘Trouble The Water’ by SHOW ME THE BODY

Release date – October 28, 2022, Loma Vista Recordings
1. Loose Talk
2. Food From Plate
3. Radiator
4. We Came To Play
5. War Not Beef
6. Out of Place
7. Boils Up
8. Buck 50
9. Demeanor
10. Using It
11. WW4
12. Trouble The Water

Upcoming Live Dates

1st October – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze
16th October – Garden Grove, CA @ Nothing Fest IV
21st October – Vechta, Germany @ Gulfhaus
22nd October – Kusel, Germany @ Schalander
24th October – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
25th October – Poznan, Poland @ Klub Muzyczny
26th October – Dresden, Germany @ Chemiefabrik
28th October – Dortmund, Germany @ Red Forest Festival
29th October- Berlin, Germany @ Red Forest Festival
30th October – Drachten, Netherlands @ Iduna
31st October – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
1st November – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
2nd November – Fribourg, Switzerland @ Café XXème
3rd November – Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
4th November – Verona, Italy @ Colorificio Kroen
5th November – Mezzago, Italy @ Bloom
7th November – London, UK @ The Underworld
6th December – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Art Factory
7th December – Brisbane, AU @ The Brightside
8th December – Melbourne, AU @ Stay Gold
9th December – Perth, AU @ Bad Lands

Tickets available HERE