Song Of The Day: BIGkids new single, Superhero
Want to hear something absolutely mental? It’s the new song from London based duo BIGkids. Superhero, is just a brilliantly loopy track, loaded to the brim with pumping verses and distorted samples and that bounce-along-like-you’re-pissed-or-crazy chorus. It’s a glorious, rambunctious, dysfunctional anthem.
The song is accompanied by a video featuring child versions of BIGkids, aka Ben Hudson and Rosie Oddie. Now, we’ve seen popstars use child actors to portray them in the past, but never swigging tins of shandy down alleyways and brushing their gums with what is hopefully sherbet dip.
Hold on. Back it up a second. Ben Hudson? Blonde hair? That’s Mr. Hudson who duetted with N-Dubz a couple of years back! This is unexpected. But brilliant. I wasn’t fussed on Mr Hudson, but this BIGkids malarkey is so wonderfully obnoxious that I can’t resist. ‘Ben’ sounds a little bit like Caleb from King Of Leon, and Rosie’s voice is like a deafening Camden foghorn. But a musical one, don’t worry.
The duo are starting to make waves on the music scene. We’ve already heard the excellently stripped back Drum In Your Chest, which has been picked by Stella McCartney to launch her Olympics Collection. They’re also doing their first headline gig at The Ballyhoo on London’s New Oxford Street on 24th May 2012. Worth heading along to if you’re in the area, because with tunes like these, BIGkids will be big news soon enough!