London’s four-piece band The Big Moon have been the talk of the industry for a while now and their debut album certainly proves they’re something to talk about.
These pop-savvy punk goddesses are young and very new to the scene, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by their sound. They write and play with the confidence of the oldest pros, aiming high with their first full-length LP, Love in the 4th Dimension. With bold melodies and cheeky lyrics abound, The Big Moon shatter all expectations and reclaim the crown of the exhausting alt-rock boys’ club.
Love in the 4th Dimension is 40 minutes of nostalgia, featuring just the right balance of grungy guitar riffs and head-spinning hooks. Juliette Jackson’s dry vocal will take you back to the glory days of punk—imagine the Pixies or Libertines fronted by a fearless and ferociously talented female vocalist. The album opens with a somewhat darker, retouched version of the band’s smash single, “Sucker.” Even in its subtle changes, the track demonstrates the consistency of The Big Moon—they know who they are as musicians and aren’t afraid to be exactly that. On “Pull the Other One,” the band eases into a distinct and stylized version of the identity curated from their previous EPs.
While the band excels in highly-energetic tracks like “Bonfire,” their slow-burning tunes should not be overlooked. “Formidable” is full of passion and poetry, a dreamy and downplayed moment of repose amidst a collection of fuzzy, fast-paced tracks. “The Road,” a fan favorite, is introspective and representative of the band’s rise to the top of the charts. Jackson croons, “I don’t know why people can change / I know I’m not the same,” a plea that feels completely honest in its evident uncertainty. The Big Moon have changed, but their foundation remains.
Love in the 4th Dimension is a debut unlike any other. It’s truly out of this world and it’s out now!
Watch The Big Moon’s Vevo Ones to Watch performance of “Formidable” below.