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Playing your first proper live show in a year at the world’s most prestigious festival is, by anyone’s standards, a bit of a gamble. For The Big Moon, the decision to return to the stage and debut material from their second album, Walking Like We Do, during a secret set at Glastonbury 2019 proved to be the latest in a long line of risks that have paid off.

Ever since lead singer and songwriter Juliette Jackson started the band, back in 2014, the London-based quartet - made up by Fern Ford on drums, Soph Nathan on Guitar and Celia Archer on bass - have consistently gone with their gut, following what feels right rather than what’s easiest. At a time where guitar-based indie had fallen out of favour, they were credited with breathing new life into the genre, and were awarded a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their 2017 debut, Love in the 4th Dimension. Released Jan 2020, WLWD represents a giant leap forward for The Big Moon. Rich in tight-knit vocal harmonies and rolling grooves, it’s a cinematic but innately hook-laden set that truly expands the band’s range. Jackson says: “We made these songs to provide listeners with some release. It took us a while to realise we could do anything on this album, and feel confident with our own voices. But I realised that there is strength in our character, lyrics, and in the decisions we make.”

More self-assured and creatively fearless than ever before, The Big Moon are ready for the next chapter.

The Big Moon

Playing your first proper live show in a year at the world’s most prestigious festival is, by anyone’s standards, a bit of a gamble. For The Big Moon, the decision to return to the stage and debut material from their second album, Walking Like We Do, during a secret set at Glastonbury 2019 proved to be the latest in a long line of risks that have paid off.

Ever since lead singer and songwriter Juliette Jackson started the band, back in 2014, the London-based quartet - made up by Fern Ford on drums, Soph Nathan on Guitar and Celia Archer on bass - have consistently gone with their gut, following what feels right rather than what’s easiest. At a time where guitar-based indie had fallen out of favour, they were credited with breathing new life into the genre, and were awarded a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their 2017 debut, Love in the 4th Dimension. Released Jan 2020, WLWD represents a giant leap forward for The Big Moon. Rich in tight-knit vocal harmonies and rolling grooves, it’s a cinematic but innately hook-laden set that truly expands the band’s range. Jackson says: “We made these songs to provide listeners with some release. It took us a while to realise we could do anything on this album, and feel confident with our own voices. But I realised that there is strength in our character, lyrics, and in the decisions we make.”

More self-assured and creatively fearless than ever before, The Big Moon are ready for the next chapter.

After signing to Fiction, the trio released the single "Cupid," complete with a D.I.Y.-style video, and "Silent Movie Suzie," both of which built on the same kind of '90s alt rock-influenced, pop-inflected music as Haim and Hinds. In August 2016, the group released a version of Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger," a cover that they regularly played live. They began recording their debut album, and also played on singer/songwriter Marika Hackman's second record I'm Not Your Man. In April 2017, they released their first long-player, Love in the 4th Dimension.