The role of mythology is to inspire both individual and collective growth through storytelling. Myths do that by making sense of the world. Vital (Southern Lord) by BIG | BRAVE is a mythical-sounding album that does just that. Of the colossal yet intimate Vital, the Doom-Sludge trio from Montreal featuring Robin Wattie, Mathieu Ball, and Tasy Hudson says, “This album involves what it means navigating the outside world in a racialized body and what it does to the psyche as a whole while exploring individual worth within this reality.” Vital tells a story through sound that makes sense of the modern world, prompting growth for those who listen.
Avant-garde rockers Big || Brave will drop a new album, A Gaze Among Them, this May 10th via the Southern Lord label. They just shared a new single and video for ‘Sibling’, directed by members Mathieu Ball and Robin Wattie. Watch the clip now! Continue reading
On the heels of their new release, You Won’t Get What You Want, and a constant flood of emails and ads promoting it, I decided to go to the sold out Daughters show at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA on March 12th. On paper this is a band that I would think would be interesting and some of the songs on their albums I found to be just that, interesting. Live, however, I found it to be a much different thing, at least for me, but definitely not for the hundreds in attendance who clearly had a good time.Continue reading
The day is finally here! The best underground heavy music festival in the world begins today as Roadburn takes flight for its 2018 edition in Tilburg, NL. The lineup is so good, naturally, you would want to see every band, but it’s of course, impossible. Follow our sensible day by day guide to the can’t miss bands each day below. Continue reading
Southern Lord, forever home to some of the best and gnarliest bands in the underground is hosting a showcase later this month in Amsterdam, home to their European Office. The show takes place October 29th at the Melkweg. Details below.Continue reading
It’s always hard to review bands that never quite fit comfortably into pigeonholes. Canada’s BIG | BRAVE isn’t quite just drone, but that wide murky area we lump together as ‘experimental’.Continue reading
Big|Brave have released a video for their current single, ‘Sound’. The track comes from their upcoming album Ardor due out on September 15th via Southern Lord. You can see the video below.Continue reading