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Thumping, infectious, and the kind of track that infiltrates your whole body, “Gladiator” is the second single off Big Scary’s album Vacation released in the U.S. on the 18th of this past September via the band’s own Pieater imprint. “Gladiator” – which is available as a free download – sees the Australian duo of Tom Iansek and Joanna Syme at their indie rock finest, with Iansek’s gentle guitar work and Syme’s beats building into the trademark Big Scary sound: angsty, riffing, and totally undeniable. Resistance is futile!

Big Scary’s Vacation has dominated Australian charts for the past 20 months resulting in a sold out national headline tour and myriad award nominations and accolades. In addition the Melbourne-based duo of Tom Iansek (lead vocals, electric guitar, keys) and Joanna Syme (drums, backing vocals) have toured with Florence & The Machine, Editors and Midlake, locked in high profile US synchs including a National AT&T ad and Grey’s Anatomy x3, with critical love= flowing from folks like Idolator (#1 up-and-coming Aussie band), We Are Hunted (#1 artist to watch at SXSW 2012), Brooklyn Vegan, Music For Robots, Large Hearted Boy, and more.


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