bigfatbig - Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot EP (Daemon T.V.)
Credit: Ryan Young

bigfatbig – Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot EP (Daemon T.V.)

bigfatbig release their debut EP Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot on 4 November via Du Blonde’s label Daemon T.V. The obviously talented Sunderland duo of Robyn Walker (vocals, synth) and Katie Ryall (guitar) have produced a fizzing debut. It is energy fuelled and inspired by their lives, in all of its messy aspects.

With opener ‘Brink Of My Sanity’ the immediate thing you are struck by is the vocal. Strong and confident it has a crystal-clear quality where every word is audible. The pop-punk music canters along at pace and is thoroughly enjoyable. Vocalist Robyn expands further on this track:
“I wrote ‘Brink Of My Sanity’ after a very overwhelming few weeks when I felt like every little obstacle was the end of the world. For me, it’s a song about going back to basics: remembering to breathe, thinking of the bigger picture, and how in years to come none of these small issues will matter despite how they feel right now. When I inevitably find that lost perspective, losing my head always feels utterly ridiculous, but ‘Brink of My Sanity’ is a song that recognises how important it is to work through those feelings. When it feels like the universe is against you-even for a minute-regaining that clarity is a very sobering and reassuring feeling. It’s my reminder to myself that nothing is ever as bad as it feels, and I’m never alone in feeling that way. One foot in front of the next, one day at a time, take a deep breath and go again.’

Wrong Place, Wrong Time‘ takes both the vocal and the soundscape up a gear. This EP speaks of the difficulties and challenges for bigfatbig’s generation but it’s done in such a thrilling manner. The themes are universal and though the lyrics are questioning and thought-provoking the music and delivery is most definitely upbeat and full of passion.

What an explosive track ‘Shut Up!’ is, direct and to the point, but with a slice of humour.  Having a dig at those full of their own self-importance, talking at you as if you know nothing.  It made me smile.  The first 20 seconds suggest this song will be gentle and unassuming, and then it kicks in and lets loose with crystal clear vocals is full of that non-stop energy.
“I realised you’re boring and there’s nothing left to say”, how many times have we been in that situation!

The final track of the EP ‘Easy For You To Say‘ is a little calmer and quieter but again that vocal is glorious. This track begins acoustically and shows the versatility of bigfatbig. It steadily increases in power and passion as the track progresses. On the evidence of this debut EP what a prospect bigfatbig are.

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