Australian duo Big Scary make atmospheric, intimate pop music that combines acoustic, electric, and electronic sounds.
Formed in Melbourne in 2006, Big Scary features Tom Iansek on keys/guitar and Joanna Syme on drums. They share lead vocal duties, although it falls mostly to Iansek. The band recorded several EPs before releasing their debut full-length album, ,Vacation, in 2011. In 2013, Big Scary returned with their sophomore effort, Not Art, which won the Australian Music Prize. Third album Animal (2016) became their first number one on the Australian charts.
Iansek is an ARIA-nominated producer and has co-produced most of their output.
Along with their manager, Syme and Iansek established their own label Pieater: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5pa6nLdHjz9FnK0DBwKgYD?si=Zw_nAqGUSPC8fTNFPM7svw