ARTISTS — #CC14 — FRI 20 & SAT 21 JUNE 2014

“It portrays the gamut of romantic and sexual longings … with the honesty you would expect from someone who recently experienced them, but with poise, melodic nous and a musical maturity that doesn’t forsake youthful vitality”

Drowned In Sound

Big Deal is the pairing of Kacey Underwood (guitar, vocals) and Alice Costelloe (vocals, guitar), who famously met when former taught the latter how to play Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr songs on guitar. The absence of a rhythm section and focus on vocals and acoustic and fuzzified electric guitar makes their songs seem more up close and personal, while the lyrics are suffused with romantic longing. Their intimate debut album ’Lights Out’ with its narcotic melodies and aching chords was met with universal praise. The Anglo-US duo returned with their follow up ‘June Gloom’ for Mute Records last summer with another long-playing slice of dream-pop perfection.