#PlayTime: Big Deal Pick The Soundtrack To Their Lives As They Release Video 'Always Boys'

07 July 2014 by

In a bit of a work slump right now? Welcome to #PlayTime, Grazia Daily's new music feature bringing you a different hot track every day of the week. From just-dropped music premieres to cool covers and throwback classics, its the new soundtrack to your afternoon.

Big Deal have just dropped new video 'Always Boys'. The mysterious clip plays with mirror images and red and blue lights. The track features on the duo's new EP Sakura out on July 14 before they play Secret Garden Party at the end of July.

We asked band members Alice and KC to pick the soundtrack to their lives. Featuring classics from Bowie to Madonna - it's a must-listen.

1. Song you always dance to…

KC :'Modern Love' by David Bowie. I have been obsessed with this song for years. The way it turns around in your head while stirring your body is such an amazing feat.

2. Song you get ready to…

Alice: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Zero'. Karen O is such a badass. And in the video she's dancing round the streets of New York in a leather jacket like nobody's watching and that's what the songs all about.

3. Song that you work out to...

KC : I'm not gonna lie, Rage Against The Machine's 'Know Your Enemy' makes me want to work out, even if I never do.

4. Festival anthem...

KC : 'Wake Up' by The Arcade Fire. It always bugs me when people sing along at gigs because usually they are awful and it ruins it a bit. With this song somehow everyone gets right in the sing along sections and it's euphoric.

5. Song you hate...

Alice: I think it's pretty hard to hate music but I was listening to the radio whilst in the bath a few weeks ago and an Enrique Iglesias song 'Hero' came on and I actually had to get out the bath to turn it off because it was ruining my relaxation.

6. First song you fell in love with….

Alice: T-Rex - 'Life's A Gas'. My stepdad used to play this song all the time and it was one of the first songs I learnt to play on the guitar. It's super simple to play but I was so amazed that I could love a song and then be able to play it myself that it made me want to keep on playing.

7. Song that always makes you happy…

Alice: The Lemonheads - 'Being Around'. This song is really silly but it always makes me smile, that's probably partly because I have a massive crush on Evan Dando from the Lemonheads (in his prime). If you haven't watched the video for this song than you need to go do that now. He is a dreamboat. And the record that this song is from is one of my all time favourites.

8. Song you fall asleep to…

Alice: Santo and Johnny - 'Sleep Walk'. Kc showed me this song and I fell in love with it. It's from the '50s and there had been nothing like it before. The guitar is so beautiful.

9. Song you put on to impress people…

KC: I know a lot of people who like to impress people with the music they listen to. We're the opposite, we like to embarrass ourselves and others. 'You Get What You Give' by New Radicals. It's an amazing song and everyone remembers it for the celeb bashing bit, but just before that is a verse that experiments with entertainment as a distraction from the real problems.

10. Song that defines you….

KC: 'Material Girl' by Madonna. She had clearly been reading the Bhagavad Gita and worked it into the form of art pop. It's my aim to do the same.



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