The Big Moon

The Big Moon

Catch the up-and-coming alt-indie girl group this April on their supercharged tour 

Fusing brazenly frank lyricism, catchy pop melodies and boundless energy, The Big Moon are the newest female four-piece to emerge from London’s alt-indie music scene. Made up of vocalist Juliette (Jules) Jackson, guitarist Soph Nathan, bassist Celia Archer and drummer Fern Ford, this is one girl gang we want to be a part of. ‘I was desperate to start a band,’ says Jules. ‘I asked my friends if they’d learn to play instruments but they said no.

Fortunately they knew people that did play so we all met in a pub, became friends and it went from there.’ The tightly knit group have supported the likes of Ezra Furman, The Maccabees and The Vaccines playing their 90s riff-riddled debut single ‘Sucker’ and the contagious ‘Cupid’. Now they are poised to launch their debut album Love in the 4th Dimension – expect loud, jazzy singalong songs with influences from the foursome’s eclectic music taste. ‘We really love The Pixies and go back to them time and time again for inspiration,’ says Jules. ‘Old crooners like Elvis are great to listen to for melodies, but we also like Nirvana who played pop songs but with proper guitars.’ The standout track from the album? ‘Probably “The End”, which just so happens to be at the end of the album. There’s a beautiful string accompaniment and we all find it moving to listen to.’ The girls are also planning a tour off the back of the album launch. ‘We really go for it live. Not too long ago we crowd-surfed for the very first time. Bring your muscles.’

Love in the 4th Dimension is out 7 April; nationwide tour in April

  • Words: Rebecca Parker