Amanda Thompson leads this wonderful UK band, who sound like
equal parts Let's Active and The New Pornographers, but with enough of
themselves thrown in to make the music, and the lyrics, their own. Their
influences are just a starting point.
They write quirky lyrics about relationships, much like Mitch
Easter, leader of the now defunct Let's Active, would write, not to mention the
late, great Faye Hunter, who collaborated with the Big Believe on the wonderful
song Let’s Pretend We’re Spies. Faye was the bass player in the first lineup of
Let's Active, and was a mainstay of the Hoboken, NJ music scene, as well. The
Big Believe's skewed take on relationships makes them sound refreshing, and
there is no irony in the quirkiness.