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PREVIEW: The Big Moon @ Think Tank

March 25th, 2016 | by Jamie Shepherd
PREVIEW: The Big Moon @ Think Tank
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It’s always a pleasure when you go to see a band you like and then find days later that the support band have embedded themselves into your psyche. When you’re in your Tesco local hungover and looking for carbohydrates and you’ve got their chorus and keyboard hook rattling around your brain like some parasitic earworm you know that this is a support band who’ve done a job well. This is what I found after I caught The Big Moon supporting Vant last October and I’m glad to say they’re on their way back to Newcastle on the 1st April. I’m telling you now, you’d be an April fool to miss them.

When you’re in your Tesco local hungover and looking for carbohydrates and you’ve got their chorus and keyboard hook rattling around your brain like some parasitic earworm you know that this is a support band who’ve done a job well

The London based fourtet are a gang’o’gals who formed in the wake of witnessing a Fat White Family gig who channel the best of British indie girl bands. With the urbane wit of Elastica and Kenickie and the aloof sultriness of PJ Harvey and Kate Jackson a la Long Blondes these are a band that are as fun as they are talented.  When I caught them they did a live cover of one of Madonna’s forgotten about gems, ‘Beautiful Stranger’ that completely desconstructed Madge’s original in the same way that The Slits re-invented Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’.

With support slots for The Vaccines, Ezra Furman and The Maccabees bagged in the past, it’s refreshing to see this band strike out on their own so quickly after springing out of nowhere in March last year. Their debut single ‘Sucker’ was released in June last year and it seems that in this scarce amount of time, these girls have made a name for themselves. These girls are going to be someone to keep an eye out for in 2016. Watch this space.

The Big Moon play Think Tank on Friday 1 April
Tickets can be purchased here http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-big-moon/think-tank-/943099

Jamie Shepherd

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