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Big Scout - Single Review: Nothing Ever Happens

25 Aug 2020 // A review by Paul Goddard

There are ear worms.

Then there is this little snaky bastard of a tune from Big Scout.

It comes on like a nursery rhyme (nursery rhymes are the snakiest bastard ear worms of all) written by three post 20/30/40 somethings from Blenheim who really don’t / do give a shit what you think.

Nothing Ever Happens is very now. Capturing the zeitgeist so eloquently bottled by the likes of Idles and Sleaford Mods

But Big Scout are from Blenheim and Nothing Ever Happens is soooo Kiwi. Capturing and lamenting/lampooning a little slice of every day in paradise. It is also all the better for it. Don’t believe me just watch the accompanying video on YouTube.

This little ditty rocks back and forth and instantly gets its claws into your psyche. 30-seconds in and if you aren’t singing along you are dead from the neck up.

Is it cool to sound like Big Scout right now? Yep.

Do they give a shit about being cool? I doubt it.

Have they just released an NZ classic?

ABSOLUTELY!

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Big Scout

Big Scout are a spirited 3-piece guitar band from Blenheim.
Drawing upon influences from the three fellas distinct (and distant) musical upbringings, the sound sits somewhere amongst the stylings of Pissed Jeans, Bruce Springsteen and The 3Ds. Big Scout recorded last year with Brian Feary from Melted Icecream and has released the single Flung and the B-Side Everything Must Go along with a self directed video.



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