Wednesday 2 September 2015

The Big Moon - The Road

Article by KevW

As we reported when covering The Big Moon's previous single 'Sucker', autumn is going to be a busy time for the band, with almost non-stop touring from the start of October, a festivals this month, and a brand new single to coincide with their live dates. Today that single has been unveiled, and given what we said about 'Sucker', the sound is a bit of a surprise, but a pleasant one. Rather than sounding like something that could have been released by 4AD in the early '90s, with a little of the smoothness and drama of Anna Calvi thrown in, 'The Road' remains wide-appealing alt-rock but in a different way, showing these guys are no one-trick ponies.

Along with B-side 'Nothing Without You', 7" copies of the single will be limited to 300 copies (with download also available) from October 30th. Perhaps more subtle this time around, 'The Road' begins with some chilled guitar before a pounding beat adds meat to the bones. That same warm and seductive voice builds the potency even further as more guitar enters the fray. This is a comparative slowy, but loses none of its freshness and grit with it, especially as it continues to build until backing harmonies and extra, scuffed-up guitar is added. A two part solo at first makes 'The Road' a little lighter, but then switches into a more full-on sonic force. The more we hear from The Big Moon, the more they seem to have about them. Catching them live should be on your to-do list.

The Big Moon's website

Pre-order the single

Catch them live:

12th Sept – Beacons Festival, Albert Hall, Manchester 

01st Oct – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham (DIY NEU Tour)
02nd Oct – The Louisiana, Bristol (DIY NEU Tour)
3rd Oct – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham (DIY NEU Tour)
05th Oct – The Magnet, Liverpool (DIY NEU Tour)
06th Oct – Night & Day Café, Manchester (DIY NEU Tour)
08th Oct – Electric Circus, Edinburgh (DIY NEU Tour)
09th Oct – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow (DIY NEU Tour)
10th Oct – The Cluny 2, Newcastle (DIY NEU Tour)
12th Oct – Brudenell Club, Leeds (DIY NEU Tour)
13th Oct – The Haunt, Brighton (DIY NEU Tour)
14th Oct – Dingwalls, London (DIY NEU Tour)

21st Oct –Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds (w/ Ezra Furman)
22nd Oct – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (w/ Ezra Furman)
07th – 8th Nov - Sŵn Festival, Cardiff 
15th Nov – Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool (w/ Ezra Furman)
16th Nov – Gorilla, Manchester (w/ Ezra Furman)
17th Nov – The Arts School, Glasgow (w/ Ezra Furman)
18th Nov – The Glee Club, Nottingham (w/ Ezra Furman)
26th Nov – O2 Brixton Academy, London (w/ The Vaccines)
29th Nov – O2 Academy, Leeds (w/ The Vaccines)
30th Nov – BIC, Bournemouth (w/ The Vaccines)
01st Dec – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (w/ The Vaccines)
03rd Dec – Pavilions, Plymouth (w/ The Vaccines)
04th Dec –Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (w/ The Vaccines)
07th Dec –Usher Hall, Edinburgh (w/ The Vaccines)

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