Finding an Indie track as anthemically indulgent as Big Jens and the Boy’s latest single Mine would be like finding a needle in an aural haystack. With the punchy, sticky sweet melodies of Alt Indie and the cathartic waves of reverb hit you hard enough to carry you with the tide of the seamless progression. By the second chorus you won’t fail to appreciate the lucid ingenuity that went into creating Mine. Their mix of acoustic and digital arrangements almost allowed you to dare to imagine what Gary Numan would sound like if he got experimental with a Shoegaze-inspired Indie track. The haunting notes from the synth pierce through the sludgy reverb curtesy of the guitars whilst the vocals effortlessly synergise with the rest of the mix. There really is no overstating how transiently beautiful Big Jens and the Boy’s latest single is. Any fans of emotionally honest Alt 90’s music are sure to appreciate the soundscape on offer from the up and coming artists.
You can check out the slightly disturbing yet highly fabulous official music video to Mine yourselves by heading over to YouTube.
Review by Amelia Vandergast