UK’s The Big Moon have been releasing a steady stream of incredible singles since their formation as a band a little over a year ago. Their songwriting prowess led NPR’s Bob Boilen to call them one of “the most tuneful bands” at this past CMJ. The hotly tipped young Brits, have now been taking pit-stops from their endless touring cycle to record their debut album. New single “Silent Movie Susie” is a breathless few minutes which proves that all is going very well for Jules, Celia, Fern, and Soph in the studio too.
“Silent Movie Susie” is a knowing, modern-day blast of leftfield pop, all merciless of hooks and four part harmonies that back Juliette Jackson’s brazen croon. Already a highlight of the band’s fervent live show, this new single, for all its charm and melody, could moonlight as a stunner that Elastica agonizingly mislaid during the recording of their debut record.
You would be hard pressed not to have seen The Big Moon on a festival stage in Europe this Summer, and they’re really letting that live energy and their innate understanding of each other’s strengths shine through into the recording studio. As a follow-up to Cupid, Silent Movie Susie sees The Big Moon taking things up a notch. Time spent on the road with these songs before presenting them behind the glass has stood them in very good stead indeed.