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Juliette Jackson’s ever brazen croon is at the forefront of this pop tinged banger from The Big Moon; ‘Silent Movie Susie’. The track has been a long-time favourite of fans who dance their night away waiting for the climatic aforementioned song. Released on vinyl on 25th September via Fiction Records, it’ll be one for the collection in no time at all. The Big Moon are going to be collectible soon enough.

The track hints at what The Big Moon do best; a range of grunge, pop and indie to whet the appetite of even the stuffiest shirt for the upcoming debut LP. ‘Silent Movie Susie’ adds harmonies and a knowing bounce to an otherwise impressive live set where the band really show off the energy embedded in their songs.

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Music video by The Big Moon performing Silent Movie Susie. (C) 2016 Fiction Records, a division of Universal Music

The Big Moon are a wonderful melting pot of contradictions; they’ve got something of the rock n’ roll simplicity of Palma Violets but with a heartfelt streak and lyrics often riddled with millennial doubts. Their latest single ‘Cupid’ – due for release next week – is a strong contender for their best material yet, a purer distillation of everything that made The Big Moon a band worth taking notice of when Eureka Moment was made public.

‘Cupid’ strides through the gentle, noodling guitar intro and frontwoman Juliette Jackson’s distinctive London accented vocals assuring that she’s “gonna get this perfectly right”, to a thicker sound in the second verse via a few big Palmas-style crashes of sound. Here they’ve nailed the stop/start, quiet/loud blend that characterises indie rock but is often so poorly done; here it’s not simply a case of ticking a tired genre box, it propels Cupid forward and stops the song stagnating. Jackson’s songwriting ability is equally interesting, spasming between allusions to the namesake cupid, broader observations and ambiguous changes of speaker. One voice urges “baby take my wallet, my round” and promises to “make the earth shake tonight” and another concludes that it’s “time to turn and run from romance”, without it ever being clear who is who.

They’re raucous when needs be and reflective when required, but whether they’re thrashing out chords or singing endearing, lovestruck one liners, The Big Moon always get it right.

Music video by The Big Moon performing Cupid. (C) 2016 Fiction Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited.

 

2:54 are an alternative rock band from London comprising sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow.The Thurlow sisters were born in Ireland but spent much of their childhood in Bristol after moving there at an early age.In mid-2010 they formed 2:54, named after part of a song by The Melvins (in Colette’s words the “point on ‘History Of Bad Men’ where the bass line turns doomy, and dreamy”.
They first came to public attention in 2010 after putting one of their demos online. Their debut single, “On a Wire”, released in 2011 and was followed with “Scarlet” on Fiction Records.
They toured with Warpaint, Wild Beasts, The Big Pink, The Maccabees, and The xx, and played at several festivals including South by Southwest. The sisters are joined for live shows in by bassist Joel Porter and drummer Alex Robins.
Their self-titled debut album, recorded with producer Rob Ellis and mixed by Alan Moulder, was released in May 2012 on Fiction Records in the UK and Fat Possum Records in the US.
In July 2014, 2:54 announced they had signed to the excellent independent record label Bella Union. They released their second album later in that year, initially making available a stream of the track “Orion”.