Bigfoot are a five piece hard rock band that were only formed in Spring 2014 .They are from Wigan and combine powerful vocals, dual lead guitars and a heavy driving rhythm section. They state their influences are from The Eagles to Pantera.
The band members are:-Antony Ellis -Lead Vocals, Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh –guitars, Matt Avery –Bass and Tom Aspinall –Drums.
They are currently an unsigned band but have just released a new EP consisting of four tracks.
I first saw Bigfoot play live at the Breakout Festival in September last year at Brighton racecourse where they played on the Uprawr stage and thought at the time that I should keep an eye out for what this band comes up with next….Then low and behold only four months later they have released a new EP….
Track 1: Tie Me Down 5.16
This is quite a heavy but slow tempo track, with clear and crisp vocals from Ant and having a great sound from the twin guitars of Sam and Mick.
Track 2: Bitch Killer 6.47
This is a bit heavier and faster with more emphasis from Tom on the drums at the start of this track than the first, this one got my foot tapping from the go, and again with the twin lead guitars having a good showing throughout.
Track 3: Come Down My Way 4.19
This track has is a quieter and more mellow, slower feel to it. It does still however have some heavy riffs from the guitars half way through. It is more of a listening track rather than a sing-a-long one for me…
Track 4: The Other Side of Paradise 6.24
This is the last of the four tracks and starts with a heavier more upbeat and thumpier sound than the rest on the EP and I have to say more up my street, with a great intro from the guitars before the vocals start. The up tempo beat continues throughout but does end with some mellow vocals. This has to be my favorite track from the EP.
For me there is quite a mixture of sounds from the four tracks with the last one ‘The Other Side of Paradise’ being the best sounding one for me. I have to admit I prefer my rock to be a bit heavier, but this is a great start from a new band and I can hopefully see them playing live again soon and showing others how good they are.
The EP is only available from the band’s own website:-