Big Deal. The London duo released their debut album Lights Out, on Tuesday and will perform a few shows in the US this spring, including a showcase at SXSW. To say their sound is "stripped-down" would be an understatement.
Armed only with guitars and intimate lyrics, Alice Costelloe and Kacey Underwood, turn simple confessions into indie-pop gems. The innocence of Homework is a prime example that turns the intensity of new love into a debilitating disease, "Can't do my homework, can't concentrate/ It's ruining my grades, I can't think straight." While most of us have felt this anxiety at one time or another, very few could describe it in 2 and half minutes.