Genre-bending Scottish comedy-rockers Big Time Quell release debut EP 'Greatest Hits'
80s Synth Outfit
BIG TIME QUELL
Released Their Debut Five-track EP
Digitally On Friday
With A Physical Release To Be Confirmed
The genre-bending quintet, who hail from the wild norths of Shetland, are known for their amusing tales of stories often based on real-life happenings.
There’s ‘Brownload’ for instance, a Balkan-folk inspired number about when one of the group unknowingly, and drunkenly, deposited his waste on a friend’s laptop, or the warped-reggae lead track ‘Bad Times At Suzy Wong’s’, a kind-of true story about an unfortunate series of incidents on a night out in Thailand.
‘Back Of The Net’ is an 80s-synth-topped chest-thumping ode to Harry Kane - and a nod to Alan Partridge - while ‘Soulpatch’ is a tribute to the most underrated of facial hair.
‘Johnny Lobster’, meanwhile’, is a spunky sax-led instrumental that dips toes into ska, surf and rock.
’Greatest Hits’, self-released via Future Cowboy, was recorded this summer at Mareel Recording Studio in Lerwick, Shetland by Lau sound engineer and Mystery Juice fiddler Tim Matthew.
Big Time Quell, who morphed from an acoustic duo to full band in 2015, are: Jamie Hatch (guitar/vocals), Thomas Jones (guitar/vocals), Chris Cope (bass), Robert Balfour (drums) and Norman Willmore (saxophone).
September 9, 2016 11:08am ET by Future Cowboy