We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

PING007 : Big Thing : Say When / Eye to Eye

by Big Thing

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of PING007 : Big Thing : Say When / Eye to Eye via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 500 

      £6.75 GBP or more 


Say When 02:35
Eye to Eye 02:59


This one has taken four years to sort...but finally here we are!

Way back during PING001 promotion, Jennie played in the Adelines who we once saw support Shy and the Fight. We really liked the Adelines, and they put a single (Alleyways) out on Jen Long / Trangressive's Kissability tape label.

Then followed Wintercoat, who we saw play that lovely sounding side room at Wrexham Central for Focus Wales in 2016, a perfect pitch of 90's shoegaze, pop and charm and they were really REALLY loud. But in a pinchpoint of Popty history we'd declared our undying love for Gintis that same afternoon and plans for PING004 had been agreed. At the time Drowned in Sound proudly claimed Wintercoat a major highlight of that years event and their cd was in my car player for weeks after

Fast forward in time, a slight line up and name change, and as Cardiff based outfit Big Thing, our worlds collided as they finished brand new tracks (just at the time we asked), so we sneaked them into our Xmas 2019 party line up at Le Pub and the three of us reckoned it was another no brainer. Everything was finished for a Spring 2020 release but then the pandemic hit and it just seemed right to wait for the right time to get these tracks the best attention. which is now....

The 7th release in our series of coloured singles is the double A side Say When / Eye to Eye. We release these two tracks from them as taster of their forthcoming four track EP. Say When is available up front, and we'll add Eye to Eye to the stream later in May once it too has hit the Radio.

The band continue from recent BBC 6 music air play with this new material highlighting tints of The Beths, Charly Bliss and Waxahatchee to craft two tracks which bring memories of 90's college pop at it's finest. If you like Belly, Drop Nineteens, or the Juliana Hatfield Three then you'll love Big Thing.

Both tracks have been recorded by Bob Cooper (The Orielles, Pnau) at Crooked Rain Studios and Dan Lewis at Kings Road Studio and once more mastered for vinyl by the brilliant Charlie Francis (REM, Future of the Left, Sweet Baboo, CHROMA etc, etc).

Say When sets a new record for a Popty Ping track which will lock into your brain and leave you wanting to watch your favourite coming of age film. Matt gave Kev at Big Scary Monsters a sneak listen and he's already declared Say When...'a total banger'.

The single has been pressed as 500 x sky blue vinyl 7". As with the others in the series, it will not be re-pressed. There are videos for both tracks which will also emerge during May.


(These tracks are owned by the band and licensed for use on this release to the Popty Ping Recording Company) :


released May 28, 2021


all rights reserved



The Popty Ping Recording Company UK

The Popty Ping Recording Company!

We just release one off singles, each time from a different band, each time only on 7", each time only in a hand numbered limited edition. The series will continue till we reach nine. Then we'll issue a compilation of them all for charity.

Clearly we don't sell Microwaves, we do like the Popty Ping phrase though.
... more

contact / help

Contact The Popty Ping Recording Company

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like PING007 : Big Thing : Say When / Eye to Eye, you may also like: