The bands we played in previously were disintegrating and we realised that it would be a lot more fun to be in a band togetherHow has your sound developed and changed since you got together? KC: It has changed quite a lot. We had a lot of sad stuff to get out of our system. We also gave up on trying to win people over with just two guitars, and now have a band backing us up. That has opened a lot of doors and let us become more the band we want to be. What are your main musical influences? KC: Mostly guitar bands, like Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. And what else culturally plays a part in your music? KC: I think the transatlantic dynamic comes across in various ways. Some very literal and some more subtle. We grew up very differently , as I'm from the desert in California, and Alice was born and raised in London. It's a sort of miracle we get on at all.
I think the transatlantic dynamic comes across in various ways. I'm from the desert in California, and Alice was born and raised in London. It's a sort of miracle we get on at allCan you tell us about your album and new single? We released June Gloom via Mute in the summer. We recorded it on a boat in the Thames in the Fall of last year. The current single from it is 'Swapping Spit'. It's an ode to self love/ loathe, and the friends you love to loathe. And what do you have planned for your tour? KC: Show up places. Rock out. Hope people show up places and rock out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzCyul0SLIs Big Deal play Night and Day, Manchester on 6th November, you can get tickets here. Listen to more of Big Deal via their Soundcloud and keep up to date via their Twitter and Facebook. Interview by Anne Louise Kershaw