Not Art by Big Scary on Apple Music

11 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Australian duo Big Scary can't be filed under a single genre. Track by track, their attack changes with each song’s requirements. It’s easy to fall in love with one song yet need to reset expectations for the next track. “Hello, My Name Is” chases a big rock sound worthy of Echo & The Bunnymen, whereas “Luck Now” follows with a mad experimentalism not far from Peter Gabriel’s line of vision. Another Genesis leader has a gorgeous song named for him. “Phil Collins” is a deep, purring noir track with a sound so muted it could have been the album closer. Instead, “Twin Rivers” wakes everyone up with its boxy drums and unison sing-along. Melbourne's Tim Iansek and Joanna Syme are true working chameleons. With the help of GRAMMY® winner Tom Elmhirst (Arcade Fire, Hot Chip, Amy Winehouse) mixing the results, Not Art is a diverse enigma of an album. This diversity has been greatly noted in their homeland, where Not Art was nominated for such awards as the Triple J Australian Album of the Year and the AIR Awards Best Independent Album.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Australian duo Big Scary can't be filed under a single genre. Track by track, their attack changes with each song’s requirements. It’s easy to fall in love with one song yet need to reset expectations for the next track. “Hello, My Name Is” chases a big rock sound worthy of Echo & The Bunnymen, whereas “Luck Now” follows with a mad experimentalism not far from Peter Gabriel’s line of vision. Another Genesis leader has a gorgeous song named for him. “Phil Collins” is a deep, purring noir track with a sound so muted it could have been the album closer. Instead, “Twin Rivers” wakes everyone up with its boxy drums and unison sing-along. Melbourne's Tim Iansek and Joanna Syme are true working chameleons. With the help of GRAMMY® winner Tom Elmhirst (Arcade Fire, Hot Chip, Amy Winehouse) mixing the results, Not Art is a diverse enigma of an album. This diversity has been greatly noted in their homeland, where Not Art was nominated for such awards as the Triple J Australian Album of the Year and the AIR Awards Best Independent Album.

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About Big Scary

Australian duo Big Scary make atmospheric, intimate pop music that combines acoustic, electric, and electronic sounds. Formed in Melbourne in 2006, Big Scary feature Tom Iansek and Joanna Syme, who share lead vocal duties. The band recorded several EPs before releasing their debut full-length album, Vacation, in 2011. In 2013, Big Scary returned with their sophomore effort, Not Art, which won the Australian Music Prize one year later. Third album Animal became their first number one hit on the Australian charts. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    Melbourne, Australia
  • FORMED
    2006

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