The Big Sun - New Music "Introducing"

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Here's a band I've had sitting waiting to post about for a little while now and as the weather has turned a bit chillier today what better time than some wonderful summery, sunshine tunes to cheer us up (please don't snow - I have a mile walk to work every day and it's no fun in slush and ice!).

The Big Sun are from Oxford and released an EP entitled Sticklebacker digitally via Balloon Twister Records last November. I've found two articles (this and this) about the band and nothing else, no facebook, tumblr etc, so I'll take what the other blogs have said at face value and believe it's a band that contains former members of Ride with the vocals coming from teenager Berry...

The EP's lead track "Time I Bought A Boat" is irresistible and gorgeous, a perfect introduction to The Big Sun's three minute pop gems, both wistfully nostalgic and pretty as a flower. Berry's crystal pure vocal is delivered in such an unfussy, unforced manner and offers infinite charm around the tracks swirling melody. Elsewhere "Tiger" shines with feel-good guitars and star-bright instrumentation and sounds so wonderfully easy throughout, while the fuzzed-up "Folly" is slightly detached from the glistening indie pop but is just as lovely with a simple, languid tune whilst Berry's beautiful vocals warm every inch of you - perfect for a day like today then...