Formed in 2014, the London all female four-piece hit the big time when their stunning debut album Love in the 4th Dimension was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, a recognition that here was a good old fashioned indie rock and pop band who had the tunes to back up their enticing female gang imagery. Since then they have indulged in their various solo projects, played backing band to Marika Hackman on her I’m Not Your Man album, toured with The Pixies, and are about to release their second album, Walking Like We Do, followed by a tour with Bombay Bicycle Club and their own UK headline jaunt.
The Big Moon arrived in Brighton for the first night of their UK headline tour and showed exactly why they have been hailed as the next great British band with an electrified display at The Haunt. The hype behind this group has been building steadily over the last year or so, and this month’s release of their debut album Love in the 4th Dimension has elevated it even further with a series of five-star reviews and a string of superlatives laid at their feet. Judging by this sensational performance, The Big Moon are now ready and waiting to justify all those hopes and expectations and sweep all before them.
There were doubters. There probably still are. But anyone with an iota of musical appreciation should acknowledge that in Juliette Jackson, we have found a rare gem. A shining star who just knows how to write naturally, space and dynamic thrust at the fore, as a songwriter and a lyricist. Already universally acclaimed, Love In The 4th Dimension is a stunning debut album from the London/Brighton four-piece. Last year they played The Great Escape with two big shows and will be back on 20th April for a headline show. Jackson took time out from a bit of down time with her boyfriend in Rotterdam to talk SXSW, discovering guitar music, learning to write songs and being a waitress in a cocktail bar…
The Big Moon have been hovering around that crucial point just under the radar until the vital time to come up and attack. They’ve been gaining traction in all the right places for a while now, earning them long-time support from both the industry and the fans. They’ve had spots on BBC Radio 1, Amazing Radio, played a massive 11 shows over four days at this year’s SXSW and been photographed by the illustrious Charlotte Pattmore, who seems to capture every key indie band of the past few years before anyone else. Now they’ve finally played their hand and released Love In The 4th Dimension, the debut that has been anticipated since the release of their single ‘Cupid’ back in 2016.
The Big Moon are a band that really excite BrightonsFinest and they should excite you too. The four piece made up of Jules, Cellia, Fern and Soph (from Our Girl), create enticing energetic rock that will captivate any audience. With only three songs available for us to hear at the moment, which are frankly all brilliant, we have been treated to a duo of fun grungey bangers in ‘Eureka Moment’ and ‘Sucker’ as well as their new single ‘The Road’ which is more of a slow jam and shows another side to their music. BrightonsFinest was pleased to grab a few moments with the girls to find out more about the band.