Big Wave - New Music "Introducing"

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So, it's December again, it seems like yesterday when we were putting away our Christmas trees and throwing away leftover turkey dinners and now here we are on the run in to doing it all again. Though, of course if you've been listening to the advert makers you're probably sick of it already; seemingly starting before Halloween these days (or increasingly the music industry, the She & Him Christmas album was released in October!).

There were two options today (I start my tips for 2012 / top albums next week), I post Christmas songs or I post songs that make me think or summer, I've gone for the latter, although it's hardly been a bitter winter (yet) what better to cheer you up then some brand spanking new (and utterly gorgeous) tracks from an act who coincidently aren't too dissimilar in sound from the aforementioned She & Him.

Big Wave are a newly formed five piece from Torquay, famous for being the setting of Fawlty Towers and err the Babbacombe Model Village (me neither) and have clearly been enjoying their time in the baking English sunshine. "Wild Strawberries", the first track the band recorded is genuinely wonderful, an uplifting slice of dreamy indie pop, portraying all the ups and downs of young love over three minutes of sugar-sweet, doo-wop vocals, understated and accomplished guitars and rat a tat drums, pure and unadulterated pop that's a throwback to charming, playful tunes of the 50's and 60's.

"Another Year or Two" is similarly pretty as a flower, with effortless and whimsical melodies that are laid-back and provide nothing but a blissful, enjoyable listen. Want to keep St. Nick at bay a little longer? Well then Mr Scrooge, take a gander at this:

Wild Strawberries by wearebigwave
Another Year Or Two by wearebigwave


Big Wave - Another Year or Two from Big Wave on Vimeo.