Unknown Pleasures #123 ft. Big Bug, Venture Lows, Acid Tongue


Big Bug (Image: artist’s Facebook)

Returning for another week, Getintothis’ Lorna Dougherty explores three more of music best kept secrets.

We start of this weeks column with London three piece Big Bug.

We’re putting the music aside for just a few seconds whilst we appreciate the amount of luscious locks there are between the three members; it is definitively feasible that if we got all this hair and plaited it together it would be as long as the River Nile, maybe.

Their newest Automobile track falls in that blurred line between pop and rock with punchy percussion and greasy guitars paired with catchy lyrics and a hook that does exactly that, it reminds one of early Razorlight, except better. An anthem in the making.

Staying in the same territory we have another London three piece, Venture Lows, although they differ from the norm. Once a duo, they have returned as a threesome with their track Brenda. The new member is now a second bassist, which gives this track a Vampire Weekend meets Kasabian feel. A mere two minutes long they make no delay starting these juicy riffs that sets them apart from other bands. With an EP out later this year we cant wait to see how these turn out, and also how the physical copy of a match box single works out.

Missed out on some Unknown Pleasures? Check out the archive here

Finally we have Seattle’s Acid Tongue. Their song Twisted taken from their latest EP Beautiful Disaster. It plays on modern psychedelic with wonky-pop, to create a 60’s yet contemporary lazy-sunny piece of art. Composed in a London basement is epitomises escapism; its hypnotic versus combined with funky chorus transports you to beach somewhere you’ve never been previously and keeps you there for as long as this addictive song is stuck in your head.

With two EPs released and currently touring the US with SXSWan album is definitely on the cards and one that’s bagsying a spot on your summer playlist




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