Bigfoot - Bigfoot,
Formed in 2014 in the metal hotspot that is Wigan, Bigfoot have been touring whenever and wherever they can, and after self-releasing a couple of EP’s they came to the attention of Frontiers who quickly signed them to release their debut album. The band is made up of singer Antony Ellis, dual lead guitarists Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, bassist Matt Avery and Tom Aspinall on drums. This certainly doesn’t come across as a debut, but rather this feels like a release from a well-honed outfit that have been around for many years. It is hard melodic rock that has been influenced by the best that was coming out in the Eighties, including of course the obligatory power ballads, but it has the swagger of the best British bands from the Seventies.
This screams class from the first note to the very last, and is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who enjoys this style of music. They can rock when they need to, and in songs such as “Tell Me A Lie” they introduce a touch a funk that reminds one of Extreme, but instead of vocals with little in the way of depth and breadth they have in Ellis the perfect frontman. He can sing gently when he needs to, but when he opens up he reminds me of a slightly less bluesy Paul Rodgers, and a singer like that needs the songs and band to make it all worthwhile and thankfully Bigfoot are the complete package. Powerful, dynamic, with songs that should be rolling around the biggest stadiums, they have hooks to die for and the balls to back them all up. They be named after a creature potentially hiding from the public, but these guys are very real, and all music lovers need to discover this album for themselves.