Big Creature originally formed in 2013 around the songwriting of front-man Michael Best. They released their debut self-titled EP, featuring lead single “One In Front of the Other”, which was shortlisted for the APRA Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition. They went on to support Panama, Fractures, New Empire and others throughout 2014. Since two of the founding members moved on from the band in mid-2015, Best spent the following 12 months writing and producing new material as well as recruiting a new lineup. The tracks were assembled piece-by-piece (with a little help from some guest musicians) in his home studio on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
“Talk” is the title track and lead single from Big Creature’s forthcoming EP. It is a bright, anthemic pop song, full to the brim with sparkling synths, 80s horn stabs and scratchy, syncopated funk guitars. Through its shiny exterior, “Talk” (the song and the EP) deals with heavy personal themes through the lens of a sort of 80s pop-timism which stems from an obsession with Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Tears For Fears, Prince and co.
It also marks a second beginning for the band with the addition of drummer Lachy Wyatt and multi-instrumentalists Ezekiel Fenn and Dan Whalan. In the lead up to the release of the ‘Talk’ EP in the Spring of 2016, they’ll be bringing their expansive, layered pop music to stages around Melbourne.