Melbourne trio Big Words drop debut album and announce East Coast tour

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Melbourne trio Big Words drop debut album and announce East Coast tour

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Big Words have unveiled their debut album Nightmares of a Stardom Dream, out today.

In their most authentic piece of work yet, Melbourne trio Big Words have unveiled their debut album ‘Nightmares of a Stardom Dream’, cementing them as one of the most groundbreaking independent acts to emerge from Australia in recent history.

Known for being trendsetters in Melbourne’s rich music scene, the tour follows their ‘Nightmares..’ listening party last month, coined The Listening Experience, which sold-out instantly. Now the trio will return to the stage, heading to Sydney and Brisbane in August and Melbourne in September.

Big Words East Coast Tour

Sydney, NSW – 4 Aug 23 – OAF – Caroline & Claude
Bris, QLD – 11 Aug 23 – Warehouse23 – Pink Matter
Melb, VIC – 8 Sept 23 – Northcote Theatre – Agung Mango

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The dreamy, experimental imperfections of 2020 mixtape ‘Cherry’ was a hint of their exhilarating talents, but it was more of a lockdown-induced diversion than a springboard to ‘Nightmares…’ – their first full-length was already well underway by then. It was 2017’s debut EP ‘Hollywood, A Beautiful Coincidence’ that provided their true lift-off, gaining the band a cult following in the US and UK, its success helping fund sessions for the album. They formed as teenagers almost a decade ago and this debut record is the sound of how they got here.

“‘Nightmares of a Stardom Dream’ is a relevant sentence for us and maybe anyone who’s been working through their 20s on a music career, figuring all that stuff out,” explains Big Words’ singer/multi-instrumentalist Will Scullin. “It’s very overwhelming.”

The debut sways from psychedelic-soul grooves to alt-R&B bops to cosmic folk to infectious indie-pop and more, music that captures the existential melting pot of early adulthood, all the excitement, uncertainty, dread and hope at once. Choosing to release the record independently forced the trio to get creative on achieving a big sound without the big bucks, and that thrill of imagination is streaked throughout ‘Nightmares..’ sonic worldview.

Stream the album here. Tour tickets will go on sale soon.