Exclusive Single Premiere:
The Madistones Big Time (2017)
June 1 2017
Francesca de Valence
Give yourself a kick-up-the-butt with this pumping four-on-the-floor debut single by new Brisbane line-up The Madistones. A song about getting your shit together, Big Time is a call to action from the get-go: “Wake up baby, time to stop sleeping”.
The Madistones is the bold new rock and blues project of Sarah Collyer and a slew of musical fire-starters - Shane Calderbank (keys), Sharne Andrews (guitar), Sonic Edwards (bass) and Glen Baker/Paul Bain (drums). A departure from her usual smouldering jazz vocals, Collyer is fiery, feisty and fabulous in this outfit.
On the songwriting process, Big Time was written as part of I Heart Songwriting Club – an online group of songwriters that use one hour each week to write to a brief and then share their songs with the other club members for constructive feedback and encouragement. 'Big' was the theme for the songwriting task and 'big' was also the music cue – make it big!
Collyer says, “I wrote Big Time with just my voice and a bass line in just one hour as per I Heart Songwriting Club's guideline. I simply recorded it on my phone and the band fleshed out the rest from this simple demo. The I Heart Songwriting Club process and community has been a huge help to my songwriting, giving me a strong focus for writing and building my songwriting muscles in the strict time allocation.”
Big Time was recorded by Landings’ Liam Quinn and mixed by Aria award-winning producer Magoo (Midnight Oil, Regurgitator).
Get some of this goodness into you!