Mercury-nominated indie-rock band The Big Moon are hoping a prestigious tour slot with Pixies will lift them to new heights.

Indie-rock band The Big Moon won a Mercury Prize nomination for their debut album. Pic: Pooneh Ghana.

Formed in London in 2014 by Juliette Jackson, they gained exposure when they went on a co-headline tour in 2015 with fellow London bands VANT and Inheaven.

Following that tour, they supported some bigger names, including The Maccabees, Ezra Furman and The Vaccines.

They signed to Fiction Records, and in March 2016 released their debut EP, The Road. In August of that year they raised their profile even higher when they released a cover version of Madonna’s Beautiful Stranger.

Their debut album, Love In The 4th Dimension, was released in April 2017, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize.

London indie-rock band The Big Moon, who are touring with Pixies. Pic: Pooneh Ghana.

 The Big Moon played on alt-folk singer Marika Hackman’s second album, I’m Not Your Man, released in June 2017.

Now the band – Jackson, Soph Nathann, Celia Archer and Fern Ford – have bagged a prestigious support slot with Pixies for the 2019 UK and reland tour.

They have just released It’s Easy Then, the first single from their forthcoming second album. It’s a slice of glorious leftfield pop music. It paints from a rich new palette of sound yet loses none of the energy that earned them so many fans.

The album it’s from, Walking Like We Do, is due out on January 10 next year, which can be pre-ordered now at the band’s website.

Explaining the track, vocalist and lyricist Juliette Jackson said:  “It’s Easy Then is really about finding strength in strange times. We work too much, we think too much, we know too much so we all worry too much. Our anxieties are stoked every day.

The Big Moon’s vocalist Juliette Jackson.

“Music has this incredible way of helping us see with a new perspective, and ties up our feelings in a way that language by itself never could.  
 
“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 track was recorded in Atlanta alongside Grammy Award-winning US producer Ben H. Allen III (M.I.A./Deerhunter/Bombay Bicycle Club).


The Big Moon hit the road in support of Pixies throughout September, on the following dates:

Fri 13th September – Cardiff Arena
Mon 16th September – Birmingham Academy
Tue 17th September – Leeds Academy
Wed 18th September – Manchester Apollo
Fri 20th September- London Alexandra Palace

Sat 21st September – Newcastle Academy
Sun 22nd September – Glasgow Academy
Mon 23rd September – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wed 25th September – Belfast Ulster Hall
Thu 26th September – Dublin Olympia

Gary Welford
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