The Big Sun – ‘Pants!’

thebigsun2013Following on from the release of their Sticklebacker EP, Oxford group The Big Sun, fronted by angelically voiced singer Berry and backed by members of Ride & Candyskins, have released their latest single.

The song, entitled ‘Pants!’ is a sparkling slice of sweet indie pop – it is as an adorable tune as you’re likely to hear. It subtly drifts along through a sugar-coated kind of melancholy and offset by bouncy and chipper chorus, and her voice, well, that’s just stunning. I’ve been keeping tabs on The Big Sun for a while now; from their early demos, Sticklebacker EP and now ‘Pants!’, and they haven’t dropped the ball yet. Apparently former Creation boss Alan McGee has taken an interest in the band, if true, things might be beginning to fall into place but only time will tell.

‘Pants!’ is available to download for free below and if you fancy leafing through some of their other tunes, you can do so here.

The Big Sun – StickleBacker EP

The Big Sun revolves around the talents of teenage singer-songwriter Berry who is ably assisted by ex-members of ’90s stalwarts Candyskins and Ride. The Oxford based band featured earlier in the year, when a number of demo’s sparked an interest but they are now releasing their debut EP, StickelBacker.

The StickleBacker EP takes a surprising turn down the pop-orientated road with ‘Tiger’, ‘Hanging On’ and ‘Time I Bought A Boat’; all glistening indie-pop tunes with a feelgood ’90s britpop vibe at their core. Berry’s voice is magnificent, especially on ‘Folly’. Stepping away from the pop-centric sound she is joined by a simple, rough electric guitar, combining to pluck away at the heartstrings. The EP is a little more pop orientated than expected, apart from the latter, but is still a great listen. 

The Big Sun’s StickelBacker E.P will be released on November 16th, until then there’s a few tracks below. 

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Introducing: The Big Sun

The Big Sun are an indie band from Oxford, fronted by 15-year-old singer songwriter Berry and backed by ex-members of Candyskins and Ride.

This is a refreshingly laid back and simple approach to making music, best displayed by ‘Folly’. Berry’s voice is magnificent, coupled with a simple, rough electric guitar, ‘Folly’ imbues emotion and plucks away at the heartstrings. ‘Lazy Bones’ is quite similar in that respect but with added classic indie punch, while ‘Nightbus Topdeck’ demonstrates a more up-tempo, psych-pop sound. 

These might only rough demo’s but there is no doubt this is a very promising talent. The Big Sun are in the midst of getting a debut record together but in the meantime, there’s plenty to enjoy on their soundcloud page.

The Big Sun – Folly (Evolution Studio)

Download: The Big Sun – Lazy Bones

Download: The Big Sun – Nightbus Topdeck