Love in the 4th Dimension is the debut album from The Big Moon, and it’s an early contender for album of the year.
By Jane Howkins
We weren’t expecting a debut to sound so good, but Love in the 4th Dimension is a wonderful album, blending several genres together to create a brand-new sound for The Big Moon.
Their music has been described as indie in a lot of other media outlets and, whilst that certainly isn’t wrong, there’s a lot more at play here than first meets the eye. What’s most interesting are the grunge and surf rock motifs that can be heard throughout. That probably sounds like a rather strange mix but it works well and, quite frankly, there isn’t a bad song on the whole album. It’s just that good.
At times, The Big Moon are like Best Coast, at others The Libertines, and even further down the road they sound like Coral Fang-era The Distillers. It never sounds like they’re trying to imitate anyone, though, and there’s something completely natural about the way the band work together. It would be highly surprising if you didn’t get chills down your spine whilst listening to Zeds and gorgeous harmonies permeate the album in tracks such as Cupid and Happy New Year. These songs are uplifting, thought-provoking and, at times, ever so slightly eerie, and we love them for it.
These guys are going to be big, so grab the album and go and see them at a small venue while you can. They have something very special here and it demands to be heard. We’re honestly excited to hear what The Big Moon do next. If it’s even half as good as Love in the 4th Dimension, then they’re onto a winner.
Love in the 4th Dimension By The Big Moon is available now.