Big Deal - 'Sakura'

Big Deal - 'Sakura'

If the lyrics of Big Deal’s new EP are anything to go by, guitarist Kacey Underwood and singer Alice Costelloe’s hearts have been stomped on more times than Kevin Shields' apocalypse pedal (possibly by each other, it's been rumoured). The...

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Big Deal - 'June Gloom'

Big Deal - 'June Gloom'

For Big Deal, album two was always going to be a case of adapt or die. Yes, their acclaimed 2011 debut ‘Lights Out’ had some appealingly dreamy tunes, but it felt defined by the London duo’s gimmicks – their music featured no bass or...

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Big Deal - 'In Your Car'

Big Deal - 'In Your Car'

Big Deal's Alice and Kacey wrote this indie-pop earworm after driving around California. " Asleep in the back seat, there's nothing more that I'll ever need ", they harmonise, stirring up road-movie memories and a faint smell of engine oil. A PG...

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Album Review: Big Deal – ‘Lights Out’

Big Deal – ‘Lights Out’

What started with a few well-intentioned folky songstresses making an honourable crossover into indie has led to an epidemic: fey UK. The subtleties of Marling and Newsom have been lost on hundreds of copycats. The alt-folk legacy is basically...

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