The Big Moon present their debut album to the world, after more than a year of high interest. Love In The 4th Dimension was recorded nice and swiftly under the supervision of Catherine Marks, and it's come out as a fine set of anthemic indie pop that’ll surely rule the airwaves come summer. Out on Fiction.
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You can tell from the weight of the vinyl, the length of the thank you list and the fact that this was mastered by Greg Calbi that the Big Moon have plenty of money behind them. They have certainly been 'making waves on the scene' for the past year or two. Actually I don't know that for sure - I'm just reading the press release.
Anyway despite not being entirely DIY the band are a lovingly slipshod and loose-limbed proposition. Their songs sound like they are always on the verge of falling part or set to wander off down a blind alley but then they reconvene for the sort of chorus that would please even the most ardent Brit Pop hater. 'Happy New Year' is almost a perfect amalgamation of Sleeper, Kenickie and Elastica with a bit of the dishevelled grunge of Honeyblood thrown in for good measure. I'm almost certain that the infectious choruses of this and the Radio 1- ready 'Silent Movie Susie' will be all over the airwaves this summer.
And it's at this point I realise that I've played the B side first. If these things hidden away on Side 2 are infectious then what do we have at the start? Well the same with a bit more polish. The only issue being that there's a chance that the sheen is taking away some of the dishevelled charm. Not true on 'Cupid' which takes an age to get to the Breeders -esque chorus but it's worth the wait as it's utterly thrilling. Again, like all their best moments it threatens at standard Brit-pop fayre before stabbing you with lop-sided pop thrills.
Despite being twice the age of their presumed target audience even I can hear hits. Pass me a Kit Kat and I'll snap it.
7/10 Alan Ford Customer review, 22nd March 2017
Love in the 4th Dimension is The Big Moon debut LP. The 15 tracks hold you and take you with guitars twist and at time pack a wall of sound. The LP is beautifully crafted by the four piece London based girl band. You could say it's a Formidable first outting - ok bad pun Formidable happens to be my variety track on the LP although there are plenty thrillers with little fillers. Check out the turn of pace with Silent Movie Sussie. Well worth a listen - gotta feeling we will hear a l lot about this band and the LP on our airwaves this year.
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