Tom was a strummer. Jo was a drummer. Tom and Jo jammed in Jo's living room. Tom and Jo had fun and they thought their music was alright. They recorded a few songs, and decided they should be a band called Big Scary, even though it's not very big, or scary.
A passionate two piece from Melbourne who pride themselves on the variety of music they produce, from indie rock to folk. And we're thrusting them on stage to play to the all ages crowd at The Pushover Festival in Melbourne on Sunday!
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
We started jamming about 3 years ago playing acoustic ballads. We started having fun playing with electric guitar and drums and trying to get a full sound from the two, and from there we developed a taste for upbeat garage/rock songs. We then began trying other instrument combinations, most recently we’ve enjoyed combining piano and drums. We enjoy trying to be as diverse as possible.
What can the Pushover Festival audience expect from you live show?
We plan to stick to straight jazz, and when people least expect it, drop in some Weather Report and blow people’s minds! Nah not really, we’ll stick to a pretty rocky set, perhaps with a few percussive jams. We also plan to put our new keyboard to good use, and play our latest single “Falling Away”, should be a blast!
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Pushover Festival?
Can’t wait to hear the smooth vocal stylings and upbeat indie tunes of Yves Klein Blue.
What’s coming up in the future?
Throughout the year we plan to release an EP for every season. We’ll start with autumn, and finish with summer this time next year. There’ll be free downloads, launch parties and tours throughout the country. We’ll also be supporting The Vasco Era on their national tour through April and May.
Australian music is?
Like being a kid in a giant Lolly store: it’s packed with goodies. And if you’re willing to dig around a bit, you’ll always find new and unexpected treats!View Profile Hide Interview