Big Wreck

A Funtime Presents Event at Anthology in Rochester, NY

Big Wreck

Jeremy Hoyle Band

Tue, February 28, 2017

6:31 pm


Rochester, NY

$22.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

Big Wreck
Big Wreck
An outpouring of rock music that is direct from the subconscious heart, and lives in the interplay of controlled horsepower and unbridled virtuosity.

Returning to the studio for the first time since the success of 2012s Albatross, Big Wreck approached the making of their fourth full-length album Ghosts, with a renewed sense of wonder toward the very things that turned them on to rock and roll in the first place. "Prior to this and before Albatross, I always had to sneak music in somewhere between a designed pop hit", says frontman and guitarist Ian Thornley. "That was never really my bag. This time I just sort of said, you know what, Im going to make an album that I would really, really want to hear and that Im madly in love with, and thats what we did".

The album, which took upwards of 6 months to complete and was recorded at Revolution Studios and Vespa Studios in Toronto, was a seemingly natural next step for the band. While it stays true to the driving intensity, booming drum sound and unbridled guitar virtuosity that has always made Big Wreck so appealing, it also explores bold new aural territory which sees the band letting their guard down for the first time to return to the seeds of long forgotten ideas. "Now I find that Im finally getting through a lot of concepts and tricks that I've always wanted to try on a record but had previously put on the back-burner or even forgotten about, because it was always about crafting a hit", says Thornley. "This time, nothing felt forced or rushed, everything just felt right and its so great to finally be able to indulge and to have that be okay".

While crafting hits has never been an issue for Big Wreck, the recording of Ghosts was really more about closing out those outside pressures, checking their doubts at the door and tuning in to really let their creative juices flow. "It just takes one little drop of doubt to ruin the whole thing", says Ian. "When you start second guessing yourself, you're pulled out of the moment and out of the creative flow. Our little group here understands that and always tries to move in a forward motion. If you're turned on by something and it sounds right then it is right, regardless of someone else's opinion of what it should or shouldn't be".

"This time around, it really feels like we are a band that has a direction and a thing that we are going for," says Ian. "I truly love each of the songs on this record equally because in my mind they all came from and are going to the same place."

For a band that planted their roots nearly 20 years ago, Big Wreck has finally arrived at that place where all of the pieces fit. The walls are down, the chemistry is electric and the output is their most fearless brand of rock and roll to date. It's that same rumbling voice, those gut-wrenching lyrics and those brilliant reverb drenched guitars that erupt from the speakers before soaring skyward, it's just been blown wide open further down the track. "I haven't changed, and for the most part, the people who are directly around me haven't changed either", says Ian warmly. "I think the attitude is just different this time. Once you give up that rock star bullshit it's a whole lot easier to get down and dirty and make music, and it's really nice to know that we can spend our time focusing in on what I call the good shit and still have a career."
Venue Information:
336 East Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14604