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Review: The Big Moon at Norwich Arts Centre

PUBLISHED: 18:00 20 October 2017

The Big Moon performing at Norwich Arts Centre. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

The Big Moon performing at Norwich Arts Centre. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

Lewis/YNAF Comms

All girl band The Big Moon stormed the stages of the Norwich Arts Centre as part of the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival.

The Big Moon performing at Norwich Arts Centre. Photo: Lewis/YNAF CommsThe Big Moon performing at Norwich Arts Centre. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

Fresh from the Mercury award ceremony, The Big Moon graced the stage at Norwich Arts Centre on October 13 as part of Norwich Sound and Vision Festival, treating fans to songs from their debut album ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’.

Starting with the trippy ‘Silent Movie Susie’, it didn’t take long for the crowd to burst with energy, jumping along and singing the words back at front-woman Juliette Jackson.

They even found time for a cover of Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ which was met with the biggest reaction of the night.

Norwich was described as “the loudest crowd on the tour so far”, according to Juliette.

The Big Moon performing at Norwich Arts Centre. Photo: Lewis/YNAF CommsThe Big Moon performing at Norwich Arts Centre. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

The London four-piece finished up with an enigmatic 4-song rush – starting with ‘Cupid’ which was clearly a fan favourite.

This was the song that found The Big Moon being regularly played on Radio 1. It is obvious why as it has the perfect mix of memorable lyrics over a jerky, jangling tune.

The self-explanatory ‘Formidable’ was up next. With the final lyric, ‘I’ll be formidable’, it can be said that this perfectly sums up this all-female group that have found themselves paving the way for girl bands in 2017.

The penultimate song, ‘Bonfire’, compromising of infectiously catchy melodies backed by raw guitars, shook the front of the crowd into a mosh-pit, which only seemed to spur the band into going equally as crazy.

As Juliette screams ‘I’m just a sucker for you’ in closing song ‘Sucker’, the crowd return the compliment, all as awe-struck as each other in witnessing a real treat, a band that seem to enjoy playing to crowds just as much as the crowds enjoy watching them.

The Big Moon showed just why they’ve found such critical success and that they’re not done yet! So look out for them, although soon you simply may not be able to avoid them.

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