No gimmicks, no angles, no bullshit – Big Eyes get straight to it with their plug-in-and-play attitude. This stripped down 3-piece possess a catchy sound that anyone can appreciate. Taking influences from rock and roll, punk, and power pop, all three genres shine through in their poppy but heavy as hell brand of rock and roll. With tasteful guitar work, clever chord changes and heartfelt infectious vocals, Big Eyes truly stand out from the masses of lo-fi bands that have been dominating the airwaves over the past few years.
Originally formed in late 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, singer/guitarist Kate Eldridge started Big Eyes after the demise of previous bands Cheeky and Used Kids. In late 2011 Big Eyes started fresh in Seattle, WA and solidified their line-up with bassist Chris Costalupes and drummer Dillan Lazzareschi.
In Summer 2012 Big Eyes joined forces with party-punks Mean Jeans (Dirtnap Records) on a tour to Awesome Fest in San Diego, CA. The tour spawned the idea to record a split 7 inch, later released in December on Dirtnap Records (Marked Men, Exploding Hearts). Big Eyes was promptly back on the road by November, embarking on a 6 week full U.S. tour with Orange County’s finest airheads Audacity (Burger/Recess Records). In support of the tour, Volar Records released a split 7 inch featuring the two bands. Throughout 2012 Big Eyes played over 125 shows. In 2013 you can expect a full tour schedule from the band, highlighted by the release of their sophomore LP, “Almost Famous,” debuting on Grave Mistake this May. With their new LP Big Eyes are turning a new leaf. Their hard-knock New York roots are still clearly planted, while the darkness of the Northwest leaves it’s mark.
Check them out as part of the lineup of NSF V: July 25-27
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