Big Deal News: Big Deal - Lights Out
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Whenever a new, fashionably-attired boy/girl duo appears on the UK music scene, especially one as handsome as Big Deal’s Alice Costelloe and Kacey Underwood, certain Ting Tings-shaped nightmares are inescapable. It’s an involuntary style-over-substance association, just one of the unfortunate by-products of that pair’s 15 minutes of ubiquity. Luckily, Big Deal’s brand of layered guitars and fragile vocal interplay sits comfortably several leagues above the aforementioned nonsense, its melodies and lyrical themes becoming steadily more intoxicating with every listen.
On debut album Lights Out, Underwood and Costelloe have taken the bold decision to leave out any hint of a rhythm...