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Day: Saturday

The Big Moon

Ever since lead singer Juliette Jackson laid the foundations for The Big Moon, back in 2014, the London-based band have consistently gone with their gut. At a time where guitar-based indie had fallen out of favour, they were credited with breathing new life into the genre, and were subsequently awarded a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their 2017 debut, Love in the 4th Dimension. Their much-anticipated second and most recent album, Walking Like We Do, like its predecessor, was written entirely by Jackson. However this time, every single aspect of each new song was undefined and up for debate and designed to be sonically bigger, deeper, wider and more spacious than a rock album. Their sound is now frequently piano and keyboard-led rather than being reliant on grungey guitars, and is rich in tight-knit vocal harmonies and rolling grooves. It’s a cinematic but innately hook-laden set that truly expands the band’s range. Their renewed ambition is also reflected in Jackson’s choice to address thorny subjects such as societal injustice, growing older, and finding solace in relationships during chaotic times. More self-assured and creatively fearless than ever before, The Big Moon are ready for the next chapter.