Label : Mute Records

Review by Luisa Mercier

Big Deal is an indie duo born in 2010 and this is their debut album. The members of the band have a big age gap since they met when the mother of Alice Costelloe asked KC Underwood to teach her to play guitar.

So now Alice sings and both of them play guitar. The music they deliver us is quite ambiguous in content. Even though the arrangements are mostly simple acoustic pop, the focus in on the sensual voice of Alice.

And the lyrics leave no space for doubt: “”Wanna be your lover/ Trying hard to be your friend/ You’re so sweet and you keep me that way/ Mess with my head”. The overall sound is quite up-tempo, listen to “Chair”, for example or “Visions”. Summing up; this record is very fresh, erotic, sweet, melancholic sometimes. I think it is one of the best debut in indie scene in 2011 and given the young age of the members we can only expect major improvements in the future.

Rating – 75/100



  1. Distant Neighbourhood
  2. Chair
  3. Cool Like Kurt
  4. Swoon
  5. Homework
  6. Talk
  7. With The World at My Feet
  8. Locked Up
  9. Summer Cold
  10. Visions
  11. Seraphine
  12. Pi


Line Up

  • Alice Costelloe – Vocals & Guitars
  • KC Underwood – Vocals & Guitars



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