Big Time is a delightful jolt of acidic joy that leaves you feeling electrified and eager for more.
Listening to the ten brief, punky songs of Triples’ Big Time is like popping ten red sour Skittles into your mouth in quick succession. Each morsel fashioned by sisters Eva and Madeline Link is a delightful jolt of acidic joy that leaves you feeling electrified and eager for more.
Big Time includes tracks that Triples have previously released including the standout opener “Long Life,” which has been kicking around since 2016, and “Play it Again” and “Making Space” which appear on their 2017 EP Play it Again. But the versions on Big Time are much more polished — particularly the Links’ vocals, which sit above the fuzzed-out power chords, magnifying how well their voices weave together — and are delivered with a confidence only hinted at before. New tracks like “Live Laugh Love” (whose grittiness makes me envision a destroyed piece of wall art sitting in a landfill) and the stinging “Precious Peach” further showcase Triples’ special connection and their knack for crafting sharp pop-punk songs.
I’ve returned to Big Time often since its release in the Fall and every time I do, my awe of the Link sisters is renewed. Big Time fits in easily with the raw energy of bands like Palehound, Girlpool, and Waxahachee but it’s also a big-time record in its own right.