“The music recreates the feelings of long, lustful summer afternoons in bed. It’s intimate and beautiful.” - Michael Hann, Film & Music Editor, The Guardian
“Big Deal, whose MySpace epithet says "we don't know how to put this but we're kind of a big deal"… a bold boast indeed for an act that's had no more than one Guardian mention to date, but in this case they may just be pre-empting their status come 2011 New Band list time” - Tim Chester, “Locked Up” Track Of The Day, NME
Big Deal is Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe. They both sing, they both write and they both play guitar. In the summer of 2010 they got tired of plugging things in, wearing ear plugs and waiting around. Bored with making fun of each others band’s they decided to start one together, writing and recording in their bedrooms.
A handful of recordings, a smaller handful of gigs and a clutch of influential support later, the band are still in their infancy. But somewhere further along the line than most – in both terms of the quality in their songcraft and in terms of development.
Big Deal conjur up woozy, lo-fi folk, understated and discreet music for the early hours, both beautiful and fragile. With a First Sight piece in The Guardian coming after just their second show, it’s fair to say that there is something a little special going on here – the dual vocals combining to great effect across “Homework” and on their cover of arguably Big Star’s most enduring song, “13”.
New London label Records Records Records Records will release both tracks on limited 7” and the band will also appear on an exclusive compilation alongside the likes of Steven Adams, Wet Paint, Cheaters and Matt Tong from Bloc Party that accompanies Babak Ganjei’s first comic book release, Hilarious Consequences.
Recording further material with Gordon Raphael in October, you can see their upcoming live dates at www.myspace.com/weareabigdeal
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