Wednesday, 15 June 2016

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BIG DEAL - SAY YES

ARTIST: BIG DEAL
ALBUM: SAY YES
Based in London, Big Deal are principally formed by Alice Costelloe and Kacey Underwood. The band have recently released their third album 'Say Yes', which follows up 2011's 'Lights Out' and 2013's 'June Gloom'. The new record is their first through FatCat Records and sees the band embracing a bigger, better, more wholesome sound.

The album was recorded over a 10 day period during the Summer last year and features 11 tracks which come in around the 48 minutes mark. The album lurches and sways from rock to pop, with a sense of genuine honesty felt throughout.

The band themselves have recently spoke about this new found openness and how it helped the album saying "We’ve always been pretty private about our relationship within the band, but feel more comfortable talking about it for this record, as it’s pivotal in the placement of our career.” they explain. “It’s about taking all kinds of heartbreak and defeat, and just looking at it dead in the eye and going for it". Repeated listens are a must on this one but be warned you'll get hooked!

Monday, 6 June 2016

EVENT: 2000TREES FESTIVAL 2016

http://www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk/
2016 sees our favourite UK independent festival - 2000trees - celebrating it's 10th birthday. The recently announced full line up is headed up by The Bronx, Twin Atlantic, and Refused, and is taking place over the weekend of the 7th/8th/9th July, with this year is set to be the events biggest yet!

3-day, 2-day, and day tickets are still available but if you're planning on attending you'd better get involved sharpish as the festival organisers are expecting a sell-out pretty soon. The complete line up and day splits are below (note the TBA on Thursday night, wink wink!), with our tips for new bands this year being Black Peaks, Counterfeit, John Coffey, Palm Reader, Kagoule, and Heck.

We'll have more in the run up to the festival, during, and of course our review when its all over!

http://www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk/ 

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