Sydney’s Big White let us join in on the fairytale, as they uncover new visuals for single ‘Down At The Beach’. Filmed on location at an abandoned castle in Belgium, the quintet take a tour through its scared halls and vast grounds, it may not be the seaside spot of the title but it sure is breathtaking.
What’s more impressive, the band determined to get outside of their home country pulled together enough cash to self-fund a 40-date tour around the UK, Europe and the US. And here’s me struggling over whether I should make the leap and travel 40 minutes to a gig in Stoke-On-Trent. Obviously I’m overthinking it. Anyway, back to the music.
‘Down At The Beach’ is two parts dream-pop (think Real Estate), four parts 80’s pop (Echo And The Bunnymen territory), three parts romantic nonchalance (exceptional Robert Smith-esque vocals with a dash of the contemporary from Noah and the Whale‘s Charlie Fink), and the other part surfy post-punk (a la The Drums). Yet still Big White manage to sound irreverent of all those reference points and exist in a peerless world of their own making. It’s refreshing for one and totally inspired.
The debut album ‘Teenage Dreams’ is available now through Caroline International, featuring the current single ‘Down At The Beach’.