Show Me The Body // Trouble The Water // Album Review


NYC natives Show Me The Body are back, with a heart-wrenching collection of tracks to drive home that NYC angst the only way they know how. Recorded entirely at CORPUS studios in Long Island City and produced with Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Turnstile, Municipal Waste), ‘Trouble The Water’ is a hefty homage to the city, its people and its multicultural explosion brought to you through 11 cathartic tracks to push-pull you out of your comfort zone.

You don’t need to stray too far into this album to realize the dark underbelly situated between the lyrics and juxtaposition of the music as it batters you from side to side, a mix of emotions, energy and passion flows from this collection of songs that you almost feel uncomfortable listening to it! But isn’t that what art is supposed to do, challenge you as the viewer/listener on the outside to stop and think, to question how the fuck did we get here? how the fuck did they SMTB get there and what drove them to it!

The last time I came across a band that raised these kind of questions was when I first heard another native NYC collective in Emmure and their visceral 2017 album ‘Look At Yourself’ and I see similarities in what both bands are doing here, Is it an NYC thing? Does the city consume people and bands within its dystopian walls that make them lash out the way SMTB has on ‘Trouble The Water’. For sure the last few years we have all been tested to the max, NYC was the epicenter of the pandemic in US in 2020 and that angst is spilling out today, SMTB is dishing it out in spades.

Not for the faint-hearted ‘Trouble The Water’ could give you nightmares if you were so inclined to tread carefully, or maybe it could be the soundtrack for making sweet, sweet love, I’ll let you decide.

All I know is I now need a shower cos I feel filthy, and I kinda like it.

Trouble The Water is out now courtesy of Loma Vista Recordings





‘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



A little bit about SHOW ME THE BODY:
SHOW ME THE BODY is an ecclesiastical hardcore trio consisting of Julian Cashwan Pratt (founder; banjo and vocals), Harlan Steed (founder; bass), and Jackie McDermott (current drummer). The band, originally started in 2009, have released a handful of EPs and two groundbreaking studio albums in 2016’s ‘Body War’ and the aforementioned 2019 release ‘Dog Whistle’. They have organised non-traditional, intentional DIY spaces for NYC youth since 2015, and since expanded that work to a global capacity through their urgent, ceremonial live shows, subterranean punk and hip-hop mixed tours, and their CORPUS NYC platform. Through the intentional cultivation of their local and global chosen families, and a decade-long dedication to sustaining the New York Sound, SHOW ME THE BODY has solidified a legacy of confronting and permanently shifting the rigid limitations of the hardcore genre.