It’s been a remarkable few years for Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, the London-based duo better known as Big Deal. After meeting in 2010 when Kacey taught Alice some songs on guitar, the twists and turns of their on-going relationship has been documented via their catalogue of intense rock-pop songs.
Having received widespread acclaim for their first two albums, 2011’s Lights Out and 2013’s June Gloom, the band were invited to join Depeche Mode on tour. Following a 10-day recording window during the summer of 2015, the duo road tested new material while touring with Drenge and Peace, before approaching labels with third album Say Yes.
Typically confessional, it’s hard not to connect with the raw honesty of the lyrics on Say Yes. Sonically the record still sounds very much like Big Deal, but it evidences a certain newfound confidence, the pair explain “We’ve done everything backwards. Most bands spend a few years figuring themselves out before releasing a record. We released a record and then have spent a few years finding ourselves.”
Pre-order Say Yes now via Fat Cat.
BIG DEAL PLAY THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 11TH JUNE 2016, WITH SUPPORT FROM FAZERDAZE, FOX CHAPEL & PAPER BUOYS. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
Listen to ‘Say Yes’ below: