Life is always better with a soundtrack, and time spent hard at work in the office is no different. Therefore, coming your way every Tuesday will be album of the week; a release we can't contain our excitement for or a record we have been reluctant to take off repeat since its first play. We’ll be putting the time in to explore the world of new releases on a quest to bring you the best. While we’re at it, just because we’re feeling generous, we’ll be digging deep into our collections and giving classic albums the airplay they deserve.
Within the crammed indie landfill of the mid 2000s, with attentions focussed on bedroom DJs turned super star producers, melodic hooks and twangy guitar riffs began to fuse under the pressure of the packed surroundings. As a result, fuzzy, hard edged bands begun to form, emerging from the debris with intentions of grabbing the latest indie resurgence by the scruff of its fashionably tattered attire. London four-piece The Big Moon are one band striking all the right chords at moment, so much so that they find themselves at the forefront of the charge following the release of their debut LP Love In The 4th Dimension.
Love In The 4th Dimension may come across playful, but don’t be fooled, this record knows when to bear its teeth. Lead vocals akin to a cheerful Cat Power stroll hand in hand with joyous surf harmonies that blow a cool sea breeze through the hair, while song structures are snipped and reworked with the help capricious guitar leads and fills. On their debut LP, The Big Moon line indie preconceptions with a smattering of sequins that help the record sparkle as though new.
You can listen to Love In The 4th Dimension below via Spotify.
Like what you heard? Catch The Big Moon at Sheffield Tramlines Festival on Sunday 23rd July.