The Big Moon @ The Cookie, Leicester

On their biggest headline tour to date, The Big Moon made a stop at Leicester’s The Cookie. With its basement setting the venue was quick to sell out which created a close, sweaty atmosphere as the crowd anticipated the girls’ show.

Opening the night was Leicester based Superego, fronted by Cam Potts, currently Marika Hackman’s guitarist (when The Big Moon aren’t backing her, of course). With their grungey guitar riffs and high energy sound they were the perfect way to open to an already full room.

Following Superego came Kent four-piece Get Inuit entertaining the crowd with their fuzzy garage pop. Their chaotic up beat sounds and Jamie Glass’s camp, manic presence raised the room’s energy even higher as the anticipation for the girls set peaked.

Walking on stage donned in floral shirts paired with light blue denim, The Big Moon brought an air of summer in to the now cramped, sweaty space. Breaking in to grunge-pop track Silent Movie Susie showcasing the band’s harmonies. Immediately living up to their reputation of boisterous and playful natured live shows the girls retained the escalating energy throughout.

Comparable to early Libertines, The Pixies and Spanish four-piece HINDS the girls have an air of nostalgia about them yet are seen crashing on to the modern indie scene with their joyful, guitar heavy sound.

Showing off tracks from their Mercury Prize nominated album ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ the set was designed to get the crowd jumping around. The relationship seen between the girls on stage added to this general atmosphere of fun as they danced with each other and bantered with the crowd.

Furthermore their rendition of Bonnie Tyler’sTotal Eclipse of the Heart’ had them grinning from ear to ear as the crowd threw their heads back, singing along in sheer, drunken bliss.

The set came to a climactic close with fan-favourite hit Sucker accompanied by jovial wolf howls and adoring cheers from their ‘Big Mooners’, it’s hard not to fall for the four-piece.

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