Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Roots


Sounds like

Parcels, Steve Lacy, Daniel Ceaser, Cosmo Pyke


Influences

Frank Ocean, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, The Internet, N.E.R.D, Prince, D'angelo


Website

bigwordsmusic.com

Bio

Big Words are Melbourne’s most adored R&B outfit.

Lead by creative duo and childhood friends Will Scullin & Kieren Lee, Big Words create self-reflective, tender music that is a lush hybrid of Soul & R&B. Since forming in their teenage years, the five-piece have crafted an unmistakable sound that tears down boundaries and disregards genres. Amounting more than seven million streams on Spotify since their debut EP “Hollywood, a Beautiful Coincidence”, the band’s musicianship & originality has earned them a loyal, global fanbase.

Kieren’s eclectic writing style developed over years of busking on the streets of Melbourne, whilst Will’s signature falsetto and production style has flourished from years of writing and recording at home. Together their sound is inspired by a wide range of visionary artists like Frank Ocean, Chet Baker, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Daniel Caesar and Khruangbin.

Late 2018 saw the group release their double single ‘Slow Dance/Girl With The Golden Skin’, which Music Feeds described as “a breezy soul chiller with infectiously jangly guitars and a hip-hop groove.” Later came the funk/electronic track ‘TTYDTM’ alongside an accompanying video, described by Indie Pulse Music as “a vibrantly radiant spectacle complete with exhilarating, out-of-this-world cinematography.” ‘TTYDTM’ captured industry attention, receiving coveted placements on Spotify’s Indie Arrivals, New Music Friday AU & NZ & Just Chill playlists. This was followed by a sold-out show at Melbourne’s 170 Russell, where the band performed a special edition 17 minute version of the track. Their latest offering “Cicada” is a step into the modern Hip-Hop and R&B world, referencing the likes of Young Thug, Gambino and N.E.R.D.

Over the years Big Words have earned a reputation for pairing their music with bespoke visuals & performance art in what many describe as one of the best live shows in Australia. Will’s upbringing in a theatre heavy household has a unique influence on their live show. Proving themselves a vital part of Melbourne’s music scene and pop culture, the band’s ability to connect with fans through their music and striking content, makes them the one to watch in 2020.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

this sounds like an overseas act i'd stumble across at laneway. big words making music with such a strong vision.

this sounds like an overseas act i'd stumble across at laneway. big words making music with such a strong vision.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Been a fan of this group for more than a minute and I'm keen to see them blast off in 2020. They've got the right elements to make it happen - organic grooves, killer vocals and a devoted local following in Melbourne.

Been a fan of this group for more than a minute and I'm keen to see them blast off in 2020. They've got the right elements to make it happen - organic grooves, killer vocals and a devoted local following in Melbourne.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

21 May 2019

Triple J
35

with dave that this one takes a minute to get you but by the end i was bouncing in my chair to it.

with dave that this one takes a minute to get you but by the end i was bouncing in my chair to it.