The Big Moon
Langue disponible : anglaisLed by the self-assured vocals of songwriter Juliette Jackson, London indie rock outfit the Big Moon take their lead from the grunge and Brit-pop groups of the 1990s. After debuting in 2015 with EP The Road, they released their first album, Love in the 4th Dimension, in 2017. The Big Moon formed in 2014 following Juliette Jackson's decision that a career in waitressing wasn't one she was prepared to commit to. After putting the word out, she met three other like-minded women through mutual friends, and the Big Moon was born. With Jackson leading, the rest of the band featured Soph Nathan on guitar and vocals, Celia Archer on bass and vocals, and Fern Ford on drums. The quartet headed to a rehearsal room in London's Stoke Newington and began to flesh out Jackson's material. The group self-produced the tracks "Sucker" and "Eureka Moment," releasing them on the fledgling Hard Up label in 2015. The latter song was an assured slice of grungy punk-pop recalling the abrasive yet melodically sweet output of groups like the Breeders and Elastica, and it brought them to the attention of the London music scene. They built on the exposure with a co-headlining tour in October 2015 alongside fellow London acts INHEAVEN and Vant. Following that tour, they found themselves supporting well-established performers like Ezra Furman and the Vaccines. These high-profile support slots brought them to the attention of Fiction, a subsidiary of Universal Music, which issued their debut EP, The Road, in March 2016. In August of that year, the group released a version of Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger," a cover that they regularly played live. Their first long-player, Love in the 4th Dimension, followed on Fiction in April of 2017. Its production team included Catherine Marks (the Wombats, Alex Lahey), Rory Attwell (Kid Wave, the Ordinary Boys), and the band. Two months later, the Big Moon appeared on singer/songwriter Marika Hackman's album I'm Not Your Man. They headed back into the studio, this time with producer Ben H. Allen III (Belle and Sebastian, Deerhunter), and returned with the resulting Walking Like We Do in 2020. ~ Bekki Bemrose
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Pop indé - Paru le 10 janvier 2020 | Fiction Records
Nommées en 2017 pour le Mercury Prize avec leur attachant premier opus Love in the 4th Dimension, les quatre Anglaises de The Big Moon abordent le « difficile deuxième album » avec pas mal de sérénité et beaucoup d’envie. Envie notamment de conserver la fraîcheur de l’ADN de leur précédent disque tout en affichant un savoir-faire et un professionnalisme plus costauds. Résultat, Walking Like We Do a davantage les traits de l’album plus mainstream mais pas pour autant moins intéressant. Enregistré à Atlanta par le cador Ben Allen (producteur notamment de M.I.A., Deerhunter, Bombay Bicycle Club et Animal Collective), il enfile toutes les perles de la pop contemporaine, avec bribes de synthpop, R&B luxueux et même textures un brin vintage. Un son plus 80's et policé et moins indie porté par la voix charismatique de Juliette Jackson. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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