A horrible hack

Big Awesome


Year Released: 2012
Format: Download
Label: self released
Reviewed by MH on Oct 9, 2012
Blimey...these guys are happy! They appear to love Algernon Cadwallader and like a bit of gang vocals too. You can tell they're going to be positive by the name of the band - like they're so BIG!!....and AWESOME!!...or something...Anyway, there are 4 tracks here and this 3-piece comes from South Carolina. The first song is some poppy and jovial indie rock with a hugely positive vibe to it – it’s a good start. The chorus of "Birdfeeder" brings the gang vocals in full force. If I was to presume that the Football, etc. song, "Safety", was sung by a human to a bird then lyrically this song could be the bird answering to the person ("I know its your kindness that helps me fly / I rely on people like you") . Maybe I should stop being so obscure..."Safety" is surely a bird singing to another bird..or maybe it is a metaphor - who knows...? The last 2 tracks are upbeat too and retain the high levels of poppiness. They veer more towards punk and have big choruses with more of a singalong vibe. “Drawing A Line In The Sand” starts off gently, then speeds up and has a bit of a Menzingers thing going on in the vocals. It is probably the most positive sounding thing I have listened to in a while which is unusual as I generally love a bit of misery and despair. I prefer the more varied first two songs but it’s an enjoyable listen.

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