On the eve of the release of Big Deal’s new album, the band are streaming ‘June Gloom’ for your listening pleasure, which premiered on Dazed Digital earlier this week.
The follow up to their critically acclaimed debut “Lights Out” sees a dramatic expansion of sound. Last year’s thunderous teaser ‘Teradactol’ track, with its monstrous riffs and galloping drums was no red herring: on “June Gloom” Underwood and Costelloe flesh out their delicate, nocturnal tones with the help of a full band (Melissa Rigby and Huw Webb). Drums and bass take their sound to deeper, darker and more intoxicating heights, courtesy of producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding).
As a result, the 11 other tracks here are an exploration of the newfound confidence, with a refinement and bold directness in singing and songwriting. New single ‘Dream Machines’ (out July 22nd) is gorgeous, cresting on a jagged undertow of pounding drums and the care-free sunshine pop of previous single ‘In Your Car’ evokes endless summers. Here, you’ll find a re-imagination of the golden age of alternative-rock; crunching grunge pop anthems sitting neatly alongside shimmering love songs aching with weariness and longing. If Big Deal’s earlier tracks felt emotionally lacerating, this new body of work is noisy, boisterous, with a more than assured melodic hook.
Hear the band’s newly revved up and deliciously amplified sound when they take to the road for headline dates across the UK and Europe in June, including an instore at Rough Trade East on album release date (full details below). Make sure not to miss the sight of a band at the very height of their newfound powers.
BIG DEAL LIVE DATES
3 June – London, Rough Trade East instore – 7pm – http://www.roughtrade.com/