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New Album Good Stuff

New Album Good Stuff

Who: Big Heavy Stuff, Bluebottle Kiss, Centipede
Where: University - Bar on the Hill
When: Thursday March 25, 2004

BIG HEAVY STUFF'S new album is titled Dear Friends and Enemies.

And by judging from the impressive list of collaborators on the album, the band isn't short of talented friends.

Big Heavy Stuff welcomed numerous ``friends'' into the studio to work on the album including POWDERFINGER'S BERNARD FANNING and BLUEBOTTLE KISS'S JAMIE HUTCHINGS , bringing a fresh approach to the recording.

``It's the first time we've worked with this many people on a recording and it brought a freshness to every key stage,'' bassist ELIOT FISH said.

``Bernard was really happy to add some backing vocals to Homesick too and his voice just works in perfectly.

``We've all been good friends with Powderfinger guys since the start.

We've been friends with Bluebottle Kiss too; you all start out at the same place.'' Dear Friends and Enemies is the Brisbane four-piece's first offering since 2001's Size Of the Ocean , which picked up its first ARIA award nomination for Best Alternative Release.

Fish said the band's laid-back approach to the new album was evident in the songs.

`` Size of the Ocean was really rehearsed,'' he said.

``This time we wanted to relax a bit and allow ourselves to be more creative with it in the studio.

``We've ended up with a more extreme album as a result, both lighter and darker in places.

``We love it because it's probably the best album we've done that showcases what Big Heavy Stuff is all about.'' The album's single Mutiny has received plenty of airplay on TRIPLE J and Fish said the track was a prime example of what the album had to offer.

``Musically it's us as a whole, it's melancholy, it's warm and gentle and it's got some angular rock in there too.'' Big Heavy Stuff is supporting the release on the BIG BLUE TOUR alongside Bluebottle Kiss and CENTIPEDE. The tour arrives at the BAR ON THE HILL on March 25 and tickets are available on campus from CONTACT.

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