The Big House – ‘Canyon Home in the Sun’

The Big House, Candie Payne & Paul Molloy, are gearing to the release of their debut single, double A-side, ‘Canyon Home in the Sun’/’Caught Up’.

Their’s is a cleverly blended a mix of soul, folk and west coast rock and roll, bound by the duo’s evocative close harmonies and shared lead vocals. The beautiful ‘Canyon Home in the Sun’ got it’s first airing on Janice Long’s BBC Radio 2 Show yesterday, the song, fleshed out with a full backing band for the first time, captures the essence of what The Big House are all about. 

Luckily enough I had the pleasure of witnessing their delectable talents up close and personal in Liverpool’s Static Gallery back in January and going by the performance that night, there is plenty more to come from these two.

‘Canyon Home in the Sun’/’Caught Up’ is released on June 30th with a launch show in The Kazimier, Liverpool on the same date.

The Big House (Candie Payne & The Zutons’ Paul Molloy)

The other day I was wondering what ever happened to Liverpool songstress Candie Payne. Following the release of her impressive debut record I Wish I Could Have Loved You More, things went quiet. It was strange really because both the album and her vocal talents deserved much more notoriety.

It turns out that toward the end 2010 Payne teamed up with The Zutons’ guitarist Paul Molloy for new musical project, The Big House. Their pooled musical experience has created a unique take on folk, roots and alt country, much different to what both made their names for.

No word yet on releases but they recorded a session including ‘Canyon Home in the Sun’ for Dave Monks show on BBC Radio Merseyside a while back. Take a listen below.

The Big House – Canyon Home in the Sun

Candie Payne – I Wish I Could Have Loved You More