FFO: london four-piece (and record store day ambassadors!) the big moon
Illustration by Greta White.
The Big Moon have had a pretty impressive year, if you ask me, and it's only March.
Three years after the release of their debut album, Love in the 4th Dimension - which is one of the most perfect albums of the last decade, and I'm sad I didn't realize it sooner - the band released their second, greatly-anticipated record, Walking Like We Do, on January 10th. They played a few in-stores the week after its release to celebrate, and sold out a headlining tour to support the album before it was even released.
I wanted to feature this band because it's rare that I fall in love with a band so wholeheartedly so quickly. I'd never heard of this band until Annie Mac premiered their song "Take a Piece" on Future Sounds last November, but I knew as soon as I heard it that I loved them, and that I needed everyone in the whole world to bear witness to their charm.
The Big Moon are, from left to right, Soph Nathan, Fern Ford, Celia Archer, and Juliette Jackson.
This past week, The Big Moon were also announced as ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day in the UK - one of the most important days for physical music - and to celebrate, "the London group will record their own Record Store Day release live in front of an audience at London’s Metropolis Studios on March 5."
Their UK and European headlining tour is approaching fast, but if you didn't get tickets, you're kind of shit out of luck - the UK leg has completely sold out, and Europe's getting low, too. They're blowing up across the pond and they're poised to take over the rest of the world, as well, so you might as well get a leg up on everyone else and stream Walking Like We Do and Love in the 4th Dimension anywhere you listen to music now. If you're a fan of Bombay Bicycle Club, Wolf Alice, The Courteneers, Sports Team, or Blossoms, you'll definitely love The Big Moon. My hope is to get enough people into these ladies that they have no choice but to tour here. You can keep up with the band on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.