We got to know Big Creature back in May (HERE), but now David reviews the band’s just-released ‘Talk’ EP.
Melbourne based group Big Creature are here with their second EP, ‘Talk’, which promises to deliver “expansive, layered pop” to the Australian music scene. Dealing with some heavy personal themes in the lyrics here, how have they managed to get the balance right between telling a story and keeping things fresh?
First and foremost, this EP is a slice of nostalgia for me. The sounds Big Creature are playing with are bold, bright and decidedly influenced by the ’80s. Having a listen to the five tracks on offer, it reminds me a lot of the music my parents loved when I was growing up. And this is a good thing.
Lead single (and title track) ‘Talk’ is funky, engaging and catchy. There aren’t tons of synths and electronic beats being forced upon you; instead the band have opted for some really great live instrumentation which helps bring their vision to life.
Another favourite here is ‘Arteries’. It took me a few repeat listens to figure out why I loved this song so much and even still, I can’t place my finger on it. There is a lot to love here. The lyrics are beautiful, there’s a featured sax solo and the arrangement is layered and lush.
Big Creature have produced some beautiful music with their EP and it’s always good to see the quality pop music Australian artists produce. My hope is that they continue to grow and that us music fans stand up and take notice.
VERDICT : 4/5.
MUST LISTEN : Talk, Arteries, Pressure.