This is a review of "Something To Hold On To" recorded by The Big Blue. The review was written by Richard Garnett in 2005.
This debut from Leeds outfit The Big Blue offers some heartfelt song writing and a flavour reminiscent of Ben & Jason, The Trashcan Sinatras crossed with the sweetness of Hefner and multi-instrumental indie of Belle & Sebastian.
Never complicated there is a distinct honesty to the band's acoustic guitar and piano led sound, but still the feeling that they are yet to fully know each other's mind. Time spent listening to Adem and similar will be valuable revision for the less is more class. A refreshing shift from the mass trend of turn it up and chugg it out.