Single Review: Big City Beach release ‘Let Go of the Line’

Let Go of the Line

Big City Beach released new single ‘Let Go of the Line’ on June 2nd but out of respect and support for the music industries black out #theshowmustbepaused campaign, they decided that they would not mention it Yesterday.

The new project formed by Matt Bowmen came about almost by accident, by forming whilst on opposite sides of the world, Andy was in New Zealand and Matt still residing in the UK.

The band, fronted by Matt Bowman of The Pigeon Detectives, was the brainchild of his songwriting partnership with close friend Andy Duggan, the pair joined forces in Raglan, New Zealand to co-write and record their first demos. The sessions were a success and birthed a string of songs that felt vital, and ready to be unleashed into the wild.

Big City Beach then recruited Jack Dooley (All the Young) on bass and Bruce Renshaw (Somatics) on drums and began rehearsing as a full unit. Not long after they joined Reverend and the Makers on their sold-out ‘Best Of’ tour in October 2019. The crowd response was palpable, and Big City Beach had arrived.

A number of summer festival appearances were unfortunately cancelled due to recent worldwide events, but the band are set to push on with new releases, starting with this brooding, Nick Cave/post Oasis Noel-esque single.

This tune has been in my headphones during long walks around a coastline the lyrics “Let go of the line, float away on the tide, if love cannot save us, let the sea take us.” Seemed to be wrote for these moments… Finding out later on that it was written on a deserted island made perfect sense.

Big City Beach get to show off there dreamy side in ‘Let Go of the Line’, and the track also shows their capability to change from a dancey stomper such as ‘The King of a French Kiss’ to a sway in the wind with lyrics to get
you thinking.

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