Big Scary - Vacation
Big Scary's U.S. takeover has officially begun. Following a sold-out Australian headline tour,opening slots with Florence and The Machine, Editors, and Midlake, and a wildly successful run at SXSW 2012, the Melbourne-based duo of Big Scary, Tom Iansek (lead vocals, electric guitar, keys) and Joanna Syme (drums, backing vocals) have set their sites on the U.S. announcing plans to release their first studio full-length, Vacation, and North American tour later this year. Specific tour dates, U.S. label partner, and a worldwide album release date (Vacation is currently only out in Australia) will be announced shortly.
In the meantime the band has released the debut single Falling Away, as a free MP3 download. The track, which premiered via Under The Radar is a stunning piano-driven ballad inspired by the books Iansek was reading while writing the record. "I was reading a lot about philosophy and spirituality while writing these songs," says Iansek. "And I started thinking about learning about life and life's lessons through books (and music) versus first-hand experience, and the difference between the two."