Live Review: The Big Moon – London

The Big Moon

The Lexington, London, October 17th 2019

Words & Photos: Amy Buther

Ever since I saw The Big Moon at Standon Calling festival earlier this year I have been obsessed with this four-piece and their music. Their debut album ‘Love in a 4th Dimension’ and recent singles ‘It’s Easy Then’ and ‘Your Light’ have been on repeat ever since. As soon as it was announced they were playing The Lexington in London I knew I had to go and knowing Popped has been on this band since day dot meant I had a chance!  Yet I was not ready for the sheer carnage the band and crowd would bring. The fact that this show was sold out was already telling of what would be in store. 

 

It’s not every day I go to a gig and leave beaming from ear-to-ear, ready to experience it all over again and believe me I’ve been to a fair few this year alone. From the first song ‘Sucker’, The Big Moon had their crowd of fans entranced, bouncing around to the magnetic sounds they were producing. Addictive guitar riffs, intrinsic melodies and Jules’ crooning vocals engulfed the small room – this band was on top form. 

 

What I love about watching The Big Moon live (and believe me when I say love, I mean LOVE) is that it’s so clear they’re having such a good time on stage with their fans. I’ve never seen a band so content and smiley playing their songs as the adoring crowd chant their lyrics back to them with intense energy. 

 

Luckily for us, we were all treated to two ‘fresh out of the box’ tunes that had NEVER been played live yet. Imagine that! Out of the two, ‘Why’ was a personal favourite – whether it was the slow, melancholic sounds or how singer Jules crouched down and sung straight into the audience, it’s safe to say I am anticipating the track’s release. 

 

As the set was coming to a close with a few songs left, I think this became the best part of the gig. Wrapping the microphone cable around her hands, Jules leapt into the depth of fans as the gutsy bass lines and impactful guitar riffs of ‘Bonfire’ began. If this venue was sweaty before, it got sweatier and hotter as the gig goers moshed and danced around Jules during the infectious chorus ‘We’ll start a bonfire, we’ll start a bonfire to make the time fly’.

 

Ending the show with their latest single ‘Your Light’, The Big Moon had truly ended their run of live shows for 2019 packing a punch with a loud, prominent mic drop. I am itching to hear what is in store for their second album ‘Walking Like We Do’ and will continue to listen to their debut album until its release. 

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