Ladies and gentleman… the latest from Sheffield, UK’s The Big Eyes Family Players’… Family Favourites. A vinyl and digital release documenting reworked and rearranged old songs, covers, and new material. Click the Media Page below for downloads, streams, and press materials.
“The big Eyes Family Players veer abruptly from fine-honed chamber miniatures to Appalachian-dervied folk to outspread, shimmering drones” – Pitchfork
“A really stark and wirily instrumental blend of psychedelic influences held in check, as they might have been on a classic Elektra LP (:or maybe a Nick Nicley 45). The way they wave the acoustic guitar into the arrangements really reminds me of mid-period Love (if they had been into doing move soundtracks), but no in a way that I could easily explain” – The Wire
“[The band] repeatedly tinker with rhythm, often underpinning their beautifully melancholic ballads with meandering percussive elements [that] lend themselves to something more akin to the avant garde than anything associated with traditional folk. However, they do their experimentation with one eye focused there, while the other is fixated on melodic and more traditional concerns. Makes what I call ‘finely cockeyed’ music where walls melt away and time dissociates. Wonderful, really.” – Foxy Digitalis
The Big Eyes Family Players – Family Favourites
RIYL: Alasdair Roberts, Vetiver, Rachel’s, Josephine Foster, Sir Richard Bisop, Ben Chasney