Indie four-piece band The Big Moon announce rescheduled tour and are headed to the midlands with a date at Birmingham’s Institute on March 6, 2021.
With all the talk of cancelled tour dates, pushed back album releases and a summer utterly bereft from its distinct lack of festivals, the opportunity to chat about a rescheduled tour feels like a real treat.
So, I ask Jules, or Juliette the band’s lead singer, are they excited at the prospect of getting out on the road once again?
“Of course! It’s a real mixture of excitement and uncertainty though – we are hopeful it will happen but who knows in the current climate? You can’t entirely plan for anything these days can you?”
When I ask how it’s been for her, Jules shared much of what we all hoped at the start, “Well, I told myself I’d learn Italian and do loads of things creatively. I didn’t learn Italian, but I did write a fair amount at least.
“Not touring has been really strange. You get so much from playing out songs to a crowd, you can feel what they like and get that energy of what a song means to someone.”
Creatively, the time at home was much like the process she normally takes when writing songs, “I write as I go really in a notebook, I’ve never been one for sitting down and saying ‘this is the time I am going to write a song’.
“I get inspiration from everything whether it’s a film or TV show I’ve watched, a book I’ve read, the news, a relationship I have or something that a friend might be experiencing.
“I then take the songs to the rest of the band and we go from there.”
Lyrically, the latest album, Walking Like We Do, is one packed with lyrics to relate. As someone who listened intently to music over lockdown in particular, the group’s single ‘Your Light’ was a welcome reminder that whilst each generation may have its own set of challenges, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
When I ask if Jules too had standout musicians that she found herself particularly drawn to, she told me that she’d been listening to “a lot of what turned out to be country music, which I hadn’t fully realised I loved before.
"Oh, and a lot of Julia Jacklin!” to which I enthusiastically relate, “Me too, I love her!”
And in that shared love of an artist, it really highlights the power of what music can do and for a few minutes it really did feel like things may well go back to some sort of normal for the music industry. That light at the end of the tunnel. We can but hope.
Check out The Big Moon on tour (hopefully) next year:
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March 2021 1st – Glasgow, The Garage 2nd – Newcastle, Riverside 3rd – Manchester, Academy 2 5th – Sheffield, The Leadmill 6th – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 7th – Cardiff, The Tramshed 8th – Brighton, Concorde 2 10th – London, Forum