Australian band Big White’s sophomore and forthcoming album Street Talk is set for release March 30th via Spunk! Records/Modern Sky. Street Talk brings together the eclectic influences of all five members of Big White – particularly main songwriters (and vocalists) Cody, Nick and Jack. Big White signed to Burger Records in 2015 after being scouted at a pub in Bondi, Sydney, which led to their US debut at SXSW that year, a US tour and performance at Burgerama with Ty Segall and Ariel Pink. Give it a listen ahead of it’s arrival via Northern Transmissions.
Cody Munro Moore on Street Talk:
“Street Talk is varied in images and anecdotes. Everyone lives within their own little frame and many of these songs are just that, small afternoons, rushed by evenings, late into the night and woken up early in the morning. We put this album together far away from the lights and metropolitan stones that they were born on. In a stringybark forest on the south coast they were comfortably finished at but most were settled under duress, months before while driving long stretches of roads between North American cities, calculating our own cosmos and talking to new friends on the corners of paved boroughs that we’d find ourselves standing on.”
In 2016 they released their debut album ‘Teenage Dreams’ and spent 9 weeks touring it throughout North America, the UK / EU completely self-funded. It was during this time that they somehow managed to find time to bunker down in various recordings studios in Los Angeles, New York and Berlin to start demoing the new album (that is, alongside spending 4 weeks without accommodation, playing 11 nights back to back in NYC, almost burning down a venue and getting kicked out of a band room in New York when Green Day came for a surprise set). The album that you hear was put together closer to home, on the south coast of NSW.
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