The Mercury-nominated band are back with a fresh new sound
Jessie Atkinson
20:30 6th August 2019

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Once-Mercury-nominated indie melody-peddlers The Big Moon are back, baby. Their new tune ‘It’s Easy Then’ is their first new music in two whole years and it’s a beautiful move into a poppier, more electronic world for the four-piece, but with all of that vitality we love them for.

The new song was premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 this evening, and now it’s available everywhere for you to stream away. The song comes warmly-received by the music community, who haven’t had a new The Big Moon song since 2017’s Mercury-nominated album Love In The 4th Dimension. 

It’s great to hear vocalist Juliette Jackson’s distinctive tones again, this time set against the misty backdrop of gentle percussion, ethereal keys and elevated backing vocals. ‘It’s Easy Then’ is melancholy and joyful at the same time, transcending their usual guitar jangle to an almost spiritual realm.

Whether guitars are on the cards for any further The Big Moon material coming our way is anyone’s guess, though ‘Its Easy Then’ proves that this band are anything but a one trick pony. 

Explaining the track further, Jackson - who is the lyricist and primary songwriter says, “‘It’s Easy Then’ is really about finding strength in strange times…I wanted to write a song that made me feel better. Something that captured the frustrations, but also the hope and joy all at the same time.”

The Big Moon go on tour in support of none other than Pixies this September. Catch the two excellent bands on one of the following UK dates:

13 - Cardiff, Cardiff Arena
16 - Birmingham, Birmingham Academy
17 - Leeds, Leeds Academy
18 - Manchester, Manchester Apollo
20 - London, Alexandra Palace
21 - Newcastle, Newcastle Academy
22 - Glasgow, Glasgow Academy
23 - Edinburgh, Edinburgh Usher Hall
25 - Belfast, Belfast Ulster Hall
26 - Dublin, Dublin Olympia

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