Big Image combine the reverb-drenched piano of house, the propulsive breakbeats of drum and bass, and the bubbling buoyancy of baggy to create a cocktail sound that is entirely theirs. The band were previously known under the name Ivory Wave and have already built a considerable live following through festival appearances and support slots with the likes of DMA’S, The Sherlocks and The Twang. The sudden pause in touring last year led to an opportunity to refocus, rebrand, and hone their sound into something altogether more ambitious.
This ambition will see them release their first EP ‘Human Touch Is Forever on 27th April. The EP will feature the singles ‘Parallel Love Affair’ with its heavy baggy influence which will have you rolling back the years bringing out your best Bez dancing, the track, in parts, also has a slight Primal Scream vibe to it. ‘Crazier’ which was Radio X playlisted and the acid house influenced ‘Something’ which was written by lead singer George during lockdown. Of the track, George says “I wrote Something the day before we first met up again as a band after lockdown. I was really missing going out, so the song is about all the best nights out we’ve had rolled into one, hence the obvious acid house influence. I wrote it in about 30 minutes. It’s a simple pop song and that’s why I love it”. ‘Sleeping Alone’ concludes the EP which is a much slower number which really showcases George’s vocals.
The EP announcement follows a successful 2021 for BIG IMAGE which saw them play the This Feeling stage at the Isle of Wight Festival and a raucous, intimate hometown show at Birmingham Sunflower Lounge to celebrate their debut single. They also appeared on Scruff of The Neck TV, featuring a live session and interview with Jack Wood from Radio X, and were chosen to appear in the Scotts Menswear nationwide autumn / winter campaign alongside Sam Fender and Bru-C. Now, with the addition of live dates and their debut EP, Big Image keep getting bigger and bigger.