Little Friend | Bigtime

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Bigtime

by Little Friend

Alterna-folk rock with Celtic overtones, this CD is essential in-the-car listening, great for the treadmill, mopping the kitchen floor, a friendly pick-me-up, energetic and utterly addictive, a journey through wet, wild Scotland.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. U Can't Go Back
5:20 album only
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2. Rise
4:27 album only
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3. Easy
3:37 album only
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4. Extra
3:39 album only
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5. Bigtime
3:52 album only
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6. NFR (nobody feels real)
5:03 album only
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7. Nova
4:11 album only
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8. Open
4:10 album only
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9. River Dream
5:02 album only
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10. It Could Be U
9:56 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Little Friend are Feef and Frankie. We're indie people.

We make music that's catchy and cool. We have a full big power band, but we like to tour as a duo, cuz we're multi-instrumentalists and we like our drum machine, Dr. Groove.

The songs on this record take you through a journey. Starting in Scotland, the first track was produced by our pal Duncan Cameron (Teenage Fanclub, BMX BAndits, Superstar)

It's called "You Can't Go Back:" the title kinda says it all. The rest of the record is a story about Hollywood, Feef's lyrics vibe out her sense of ease and unease, fakery and finery. Check out the last track, for the hidden one inside.

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Mickey Hannaway, Los Angeles

Rocks, Hops, and Melodic!
Everybody should have a LITTLE FRIEND. I didn't know there was a ghost track on the CD because I would listen to the haunting and beautiful song IT COULD BE YOU over and over after hearing the CD through. I had the CD in my player for weeks before a little bird told me about the ghost track, which is a sincere and kind tune NATURALLY. BIGTIME is rock-hop-n-roll... I love listening through this CD, you can even dance to it! Cheers!
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Kirk Miller

Love in a jewel case: Bigtime—my new little friend
We listen. We hope to find something to love. One pop song yawns into the next. The new bands sound like the old; the new songs aren't really that new. Occasionally a face pops out of the sea of mediocrity, a new voice with a resounding presence. Little Friend is such a voice; Bigtime is such a CD. These tracks GROOVE, baby. Frankie Mooney and Fjaere have been playing together since they were wee wankers in Scotland. It shows. Fjaere is a fierce guitar player with a rhythmic style that jumps off the track like Prozac, Jack. The lyrics are meaningful, with current sensibilities and a sparkling style. The tracks are varied and well produced; there is something to love in every one of them. Like your friends, they each bring something different and wonderful to your life (and they never borrow money). My personal favorites are track 9 (River Dream—a lilting and unique work with Celtic underpinnings), and track 10 (It Could be U—a little psychedelic haunt of a melody). All of this, however, is not enough to make an album great. Without a voice to bring it home, many an album has remained on the shelf, mercifully mute. Bigtime does not suffer thus. Meet Fjaere: Imagine Joni Mitchell with an attitude, singing in a charmed Scottish accent—singing songs that rock. Or better yet, don't imagine it...check it out for yourself!
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JohnW

Hi
Hi “Feef” and Frankie.
Don’t know if you will remember me, you played at my wedding in Livingston in 1989. I have been following you and Frankie’s progress with great interest. Little snippets of info here and there. You guy’s played some of the best gigs I have ever seen. You both deserve super-stardom...

I have ordered the album no doubt it will be a killer.

See ya....
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Joan Sutliff

Bigtime Rocks!
The harmony on this CD will give you goosebumps! I love the lyrics. I see she's touring Seattle. When will you come to the MIdwest? Waiting and wanting more..a fan
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Quagmire Zest

Good road music for the long haul.
If you want a CD you can listen to all the way through without getting totally bummed out that "all the tracks sound the same" then BIGTIME is for you.
YOu've got the groovy "U Can't Go BAck" and then this pulsing
hiphop track "Rise" ummm good like the groove, yes I do.
Following on, a couple of pop tunes that sound like they'd
be perfect theme songs on sit-coms.Truly what sells this CD
is Little Friend's blatant musicality. They've got it, in
double doses. The album is so damn musical you don't even
have to think about it. You just feel it, and you feel good,
alive, refreshed. On the first couple listens, you don't even think about lyrics.
And here's a point. Feef, where's your lyrics? Drives me nuts. Maybe you have to check out
the website, email Feef and ask for them. There's an idea.
I found a ghost track. It's got sax on it. Well worth letting that ominous last song just liner a few secs.
--Johnny Goodgrooves
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Robert Lane

A unique and compelling find among indie artists
On Bigtime, their first official American production, Scottish import Little Friend (aka Fjaere and Frankie Mooney) attempt an ambitious and distinct offering that for those who find it will not be easily shaken. The rich, lilting and wildly audacious vocals recall the best of singers like Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, but in this way Fjaere charts her own territory here. What’s past is prologue, and she’s doing her own thing. The melodies take unexpected turns, the lyrics challenge and amuse and confound expectations. The music entertains, and resonates, and lingers.

The songs as individual entities have a vibrant life of their own, but as tracks one following the other they create a cohesive force, and in a way its own compelling narrative, from driving beats and choruses full of nervous energy to something more reflective, more expansive and more akin to the promise of a spectacular journey than what is usually offered. From the album’s single, "You Can’t Go Back" and the deliberately over the top title track, to the nearly epic and poetic "River Dream" and the plaintive and playful "It Could Be You," there is the unshakable sensation that something important is at stake in this record. Emotional and committed, Bigtime is a real find.
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