Discovery: Big Society

Manchester’s Big Society are alternative rock band armed with sleazy riffs and psychedelic storytelling.

By Graeme Smith

New track Marine Club Party feels like some kind of tribute to a tired party scene. If that sounds pessimistic then that’s offset by some hip-swaying guitar, bass and percussions topped off with some funny, late afternoon vocals. The story unfolds in a natural, haphazard way like someone telling a story from memory. The whole thing is incredibly infectious.

Big Society have become festival staples in recent years, previously appearing at Live at Leeds and The Great Escape to name a couple. In a couple of weeks they’ll be playing in support of Bob Dyland & Neil Young in Hyde Park, London on the 12th and then back up north for Cotton Clouds Festival in August. Check out Marine Club Party below.