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Big Scary

Big Scary

The story of Big Scary begins in 2006, when Melbourne duo Tom Iansek and Jo Syme, armed with just acoustic guitars and egg shakers, started playing songs together in the living room of Jo’s parents’ house. After a bit of a break, the two reconvened in 2008, this time with more instru... Read More

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  • Feature: Big Scary: ‘It's A Long-Term Thing' ..
    On the morning after the night before, CAITLIN WELSH pinned down Big Scary’s Jo Syme and Tom Iansek to discuss island paradises, the challenges of independence and “making it”. There’s a song that ended up on Big Scary’s first EP, 2009’s Earl Street , but originally popped up on their Unearthed page . It’s called ‘This Weight’, and it has one of the best riffs Pearl Jam never wrote. Driven by a growling hunk of guitar distortion that rumbles unrelentingly along the bottom of the track, with scrappy, punishing hi-hats and a sneering vocal that nods at ...
  • Monday October 24, with Katalyst
    Khancoban – Until It Takes You Over Tennis – Tell Her No Big Scary – Child On A Bike Aleks and the Ramps – Middle Aged Unicorn On Beach With Sunset Yuck – Sooth Me Teen Haze – Sea You Mark B & Dialect – Fresh, Wild, Fly Twerps – Bringing Down Cal William [...]
  • Review: Big Scary - Vacation
    A common lament amongst music fans is that certain albums would be greatly improved if only the artist had cut certain songs from the tracklist. But Vacation – the debut full-length from Melbourne-based indie-rock duo Big Scary – marks the most striking occurrence in recent memory for which the distinction between the band’s worthwhile and sub-par tracks is so staggeringly clear. To this curious end, Vacation is spread over two halves. The first indulges many of the pretenses for which some people dismiss indie rock: half-baked noodling in the name of experimentation; painfully ironic lyrics; pieces that flirt with sonic material ...
  • Photo Gallery: Big Scary + Buckley Ward - Pa ..
  • TUBELORD RELEASE SECOND FULL-LENGTH 'R O M A ..
    Kingston-based rock band, *Tubelord*, have returned with their second full length album, ‘*R O M A N C E*,’ that was released last week. 'R O M A N C E’ marks the first album release from *Pink Mist* – a collaborative music group involving *Big Scary Monsters, Holy Roar Records* and *Blood &...
  • Photo Gallery: Big Scary + Little Scout + Th ..
  • Dad Rocks! unveils new video for 'Weapons' ..
    *Dad Rocks!* is the solo project from Icelandic musical mastermind, *Snævar Njáll Albertsson*, best known as a member of Danish post-rockers,* Mimas*. Albertsson will be releasing his debut album, Mount Modern in the UK on 7th November via Big Scary Monsters. On his latest record, Albertsson...
  • News: Ratcat, Seeker Lover Keeper Added To H ..
    Not to be outdone by this morning’s Golden Plains announcement , organisers of the Homebake festival at Sydney’s Domain in December have announced a fresh batch of acts. Joining the alliterative trio of Grinderman, Gotye and Gurrumul are the recently regrouped Ratcat, as well as Goldfields, Bleeding Knees Club , 360, Big Scary, Owl Eyes, Jet side project Damn Dogs, Split Seconds, Rüfüs and a yet-to-be-announced triple j Unearthed Winner. Seeker Lover Keeper (Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby), Lanie Lane and Daniel Lee Kendall will also perform in the Cinema Pavilion. Homebake will make its return to the ...
  • Hymns (ex-Blackfish) announce debut album de ..
    *†HYMNS† - Cardinal Sins // Contrary Virtues Format: Vinyl/CD/mp3 Labels: Function Records // Big Scary Monsters Release date: Monday 14th November* †HYMNS† are a very sharp two-piece atheist rock band from the midlands comprising of Samuel Manville (ex-Blakfish) and Peter Reisner. †HYMNS† is an...
  • Dad Rocks! unveils new video for 'Weapons' ..
    *D**ad Rocks*! is the solo project from Icelandic musical mastermind, *Snævar Njáll Albertsson*, best known as a member of Danish post-rockers, *Mimas. * *Albertsson* will be releasing his debut album, *Mount Modern* in the UK on *7th November* via *Big Scary Monsters.* ...
  • Unearthed Unearthed
    Last week, Triple J launched Triple J Unearthed – a new digital radio station devoted to unsigned and independent Australian artists sourced from the strong triplejunearthed.com online community of over 30,000 acts and 250,000 users. Strange Talk, Gold Fields, Big Scary (pictured), Snakadaktal and Loon Lake were among those played, along with The Jezabels and the initial demo Missy Higgins submitted to Triple J Unearthed back in 2001. ...
  • Feature: Jager Nominees: Are You Indie Out O ..
    Ahead of tomorrow’s Jagermeister Independent Music Awards in Melbourne, we ask some nominees whether they’re independent by necessity or choice. Big Scary (Answered by Tom Iansek) Nominated for: Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year What constitutes an "independent" artist to you? Obviously an unsigned artist, but I believe being “independent” more broadly encompasses the ability to shape the band in whatever way feels most natural to the artist, free from outside opinion, judgment and pressure. Are you independent out of necessity or choice? Both. We are lucky that we have the ability to stay independent as an artist ...
  • Tubelord - R o m a n c e
    I’ve got some good – nay, great – news for you dear reader. Tubelord sound like Tubelord again. Yes! Cast your minds back to 2008 when Big Scary Monsters put out the band’s debut 7” 'Feed Me a Box of Words', consequently making them your new favourite band. I don’t blame you – they very quickly became my favourite band back then, too. But, we had good reason didn’t we? That single took math rock and basically introduced us all to it. The then-three piece took odd time signatures to a whole ‘nother level, incorporating scarily complex riffs within ...
  • News: EG Award Nominees Announced, Gurus Ind ..
    The Hoodoo Gurus will join the likes of Paul Kelly, Painters and Dockers, Died Pretty, Kim Salmon and TISM in The Age EG Hall of Fame. The band will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to former Age journalist and one-time EG editor Steve Waldon, at the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne on November 23. “We are very proud to include the Gurus, who gave us such brilliant albums as Mars Needs Guitars! , Blow your Cool! and Magnum Cum Louder to our very exclusive Hall of Fame,” EG editor Jo Roberts said. Triple R’s Jon Von ...
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  • Oct. 25, 2011, 2:04 p.m.
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