The Big Push - Can Do, Will Do reviewed

Updated: Jul 3, 2021

There's no better schooling for musicians than busking; it's a real test of musicianship and you learn very quickly what works and what doesn't when it comes to commanding the attention of those going about their daily business.

Enter: Brighton quartet The Big Push.

The rising rockers have more than graduated from the university of busking, but, despite selling out a UK headline tour, they continue to play the streets of their hometown and have come to draw quite the crowds with people travelling from all over the country to see them.

This week, the popular group - made up of Romain Axisa, Ren, Gorran Kendall and Glenn Chambers - released their debut EP 'Can Do, Will Do'.

Evoking the sounds of 00s indie favourites Arctic Monkeys and The Wombats, with as authentic as they get vocals and gritty and relatable lyrics, 'Xbox Marijuana' is a feisty little pandemic protest song, "Netflix and procreation/5G radiation/Medicated population, keep them all in isolation/God bless our corporations", while closer, 'Precious', has 'Mardy Bum' written all over it.

Call-and-response lyrics, chanting, and handclaps yearn for crowd participation, and with a sold-out headline tour on the horizon, The Big Push are the hottest ticket in town.