Big Softy

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Electronic

Location: Yorkshire


Big Softy is a new collaboration between Aidan Razzall, ex-frontman of Leeds band Weirds, and producer and musician Tom Orrell (The Nave Studios, Junodream, KOYO, Polevaulter)

Bonding over a shared love of artists such as Underworld, LCD Soundsystem, Gary Numan and Japan, they sought to create music that straddles the line between searing post-punk, and the beating, glossy sheen of the dance floor.

With Tom already a working producer and engineer at The Nave Studios in Leeds he is in charge of the recording, mixing and production of Big Softy's work, as well as working with mastering engineers John Greenham (Billie Eilish, Death Grips) and Streaky (Ed Sheeran, The Prodigy). Aidan works on the visuals and animation as well as co-writing and producing the music.

Big Softy have received radio plays from BBC Introducing, including Record Of The Week on BBC Introducing from Stoke, and Hottest Ticket on BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire, as well as repeated radio plays from John Kennedy on Radio X, and Shell Zenner on Amazing Radio. Their debut show with 5-piece live band was a packed out gig in Brudenell's 400 capacity main room supported by fellow Leeds up-and-comers Yard Act.
The support from Help Musicians will give us vital resources to be able to record, create visuals for and professionally promote four singles over the next year.