The Big Moon – Glee Club, Birmingham (16th February 2016) – LIVE REVIEW

This The Big Moon article was written by Simon Bull, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Ian Bourne.

The Big Moon have come a long way in 12 months. This is mainly the result of a relentless touring schedule that’s seen them support some big name acts such as The Vaccines and also seen them play many, small urban festivals. Tonight they’re supporting Ezra Furman after having been his opening act on his previous tour in 2015.

Celia, Juliette, Soph and Fern are a likable, infectious bunch — as is clear from the moment they come on stage. And the songs match their infectious personality.

If you’ve seen The Big Moon before, you’ll be familiar with their setlist and tonight we’re treated to two new, unheard songs which fit in seamlessly with their two singles to date — ‘Sucker’ which is tonight’s closer, and ‘Nothing Without You’, which you should really check out the Juno style video for, if you haven’t seen it already.

Tonight is also the first time they’ve worn earpieces, as they keep telling the crowd: “Sorry if it sounds funny, it does to us.”

One of the highlights of the set is still their cover of Madonna’s ‘Beautiful Stranger’, which, it could be argued, is better than the original.

It was hard to tell if the crowd were into them or not, but with their own headline tour announced for April and more small festival appearances including Brighton’s The Great Escape, their star, or should that be moon, will only continue to rise, and hopefully they’ll be playing some of the larger festivals pretty soon.

The Big Moon were supporting Ezra Furman at Birmingham Glee Club. Catch them on tour in April and at The Great Escape in May.