REVIEW: The Big Moon @ Liverpool Sound City

London girl gang The Big Moon brought their mix of dark and sass infused rock with heavy drum beats and even heavier guitar riffs to Sound City.

The band, who have been touring relentlessly this year, headlining both their own shows and supporting bands such as The Maccabees and The Vaccines, kicked off their half hour set on The North Stage at 20.30.

The four piece (Juliette – lead vocals/guitar, Soph – vocals/guitar, Celia – vocals/bass and Fern – drums), received a flurry of applause before rolling straight into ‘Cupid’, their punchiest and most recent release, which came out just two weeks ago and is already proving a hit with crowds, with its irresistible harmonies proving hard not to join in with.

As the sun sank into the Mersey, The Big Moon commenced their infamous cover of Madonna’s ‘Beautiful Stranger’, starting slowly and then crashing into the chorus as if out of nowhere.

The chemistry on stage between the band members was charming, and the compelling sounds from the stage evoked dancing throughout the growing crowd.

The band, who have been compared to the likes of Arctic Monkeys for their clever lyrics and thunderous melodies, made the American icon’s 1999 hit their own, with it sounding like it was made to be a rock record.

Front woman Jules sang the first few words of ‘The Road’, the title track of their debut EP released late last year, to continue the set.

The effervescent ‘Eureaka Moment’ followed, before drummer Fern announced, “Thank you so much Liverpool, this is our last song!” ‘Sucker’, the band’s powerful grungy debut single which was released just over a year ago, concluded the set. The Big Moon are touring later on this year.

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