Listen: ‘Big Game’ by Mad Cactus


Tim Mellonie (Guitar, Vocals)
Jake Long (Bass, Vocals)
Bryan Schiller (Drums)

This about the song, from the band: ‘Big Game’ takes cues from the likes of the groups staple influences Royal Blood, The Black Keys and Soundgarden. Opening with compelling melodic piano and the endearing vocals of front man Tim Mellonie, the song builds into a gradual crescendo of brooding guitars and drums, before hitting its monstrous anthemic chorus.

Mellonie describes the motivation behind the track:

“Wildlife conservation is something I’m very passionate about and consumes a huge chunk of my life outside of Mad Cactus. As a Keeper working at one of Australia’s largest zoological parks, a strong conservation message was bound to come through somewhere in the music. Throughout my career, I’ve had the unique opportunity to work closely with a range of rare and endangered species including the Southern White Rhino. I wanted to do something a little different with our song Big Game. I wanted to help raise awareness regarding the plight of wild rhinoceros and expose some of the brutality that comes with the trade of rhino horn.”

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