ALBUM: The Big Moon – ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’

Fans of The Big Moon – rejoice! The garage rockers are set to release their eagerly anticipated debut album Love In The 4th Dimension this week (April 7th), and it’s everything you’ve been waiting for and more. The London band have been teasing and treating fans to singles from the record over the last year, and they’ve finally gathered all of their musical goodness together and pressed it on to one disc for your listening convenience.

Existing fans will instantly recognise opening track ‘Sucker’ which has been re-mastered for the album. Juliette’s vocals sound sharper than ever here, and the song is a buoyant and bright way to open the record. It leads in to the riff-heavy ‘Pull The Other One’, which is sure to be a highlight of the band’s future live sets. On 2016 single ‘Cupid’, the girls shoot the “perfect bulls-eye” with their mix of quiet verses and triumphantly loud choruses. You’ll be tapping your feet and sipping “pineapple juice, tropical Rubicon courage” all year listening to this tune.

Fourth track ‘Formidable’ is a laid-back ode to endurance, whilst the opening to ‘Bonfire’ is as riotous and sparky as the name suggests. “I’m so bored, I could burn this whole town” Juliette jokes, as Soph, Celia & Fern smash away in perfect unison for just shy of 4 minutes. ‘The Road’ arrives shortly after ‘Bonfire’ extinguishes, and much like ‘Sucker’, it’s another welcome listen for fans who’ve been singing this single since it was released in 2015.

‘Happy New Year’ is a bitter-sweet anthem about the hazy aftermath we all face after this annual celebration, and the sad realisation that we’re “never gonna be this young” again. If we had our way, we’d replace ‘Auld Lang Syne’ with this track (sorry Robert Burns), but we’ll settle for playing it extra loud at all future NYE house parties. The changing of the tunes is as effortless as the changing of the seasons on this record, as ‘Happy New Year’ leads in to ‘Silent Movie Susie’ which was released as a single earlier this year. It’ll have you chanting “come back for the summer!” in jubilation when you hear it live across festival stages over the coming months.

The eponymously named ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ asks you to “suspend your disbelief” because “this earthly verse could never describe” the complexities of romantic love. It leads in to the strung-out and sleepy ‘Zeds’ before the aptly named ‘The End’ closes the album. Even when Juliette sings the line “dig me a hole that I can crumble in to”, there’s still something playful and endearing about the image.

It’s hard to resist the witty, buoyant sounds of The Big Moon, and thankfully, you won’t have to – their debut record is busting with them.

Love In The 4th Dimension is released on 7th April via Fiction Records, and is available to order from The Big Moon’s website now.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz & Co-host on @getinherears (Hoxton Radio). Big fan of gender equality, Dr Martens, bob cuts, blogs, and liquid eyeliner.