“A jokey variant of early-Eighties Austin slamsters like the Big Boys.” —Tim Stegall, The Austin Chronicle
“Absurdity can act as a diversion from the meat of a group's material, but for Big Bill, it's an ethos.” —Rachel Rascoe, The Austin Chronicle
“I can’t think of another current Austin band more iconic or resonant.” —Bryan Parker, Pop Press International
Since they began performing in 2012, Big Bill have quietly built up a loyal following, particularly drawing favor through their visceral, surrealistic live shows. They have put out relatively little music, consisting of two EPs, two A-side/B-side singles, two digital singles, and one LP, the aforementioned Stand By Your Bill (FH_001).
In a review of that record for OVRLD, Allanah Maarteen wrote that “here, in a city (Austin) where weird has been stripped of meaning, marketed, and sold back to us, Big Bill reminds us that weirdness is a generative moment. The moment something different happens. What if we follow it?”
Their second LP is expected sometime in 2019.