Same week, (very) different show. Saturday night was on the complete opposite end of the musical spectrum to a jazz performance – I went to see the Big Moon at a bar/live music venue in town, The Cookie.
The Big Moon are an indie rock band formed of four girls from London. I first started listening to their music when they released their debut album Love in the 4th Dimension in April (this was recently nominated for a Mercury Prize). Their unique music mixes rock with melodic harmonies. It is cool to see and all-girl band doing their own thing and making their mark, especially in a genre that is so dominated by males. *GIRL POWER*
The Cookie is an arty bar and music venue in the city centre on the High Street with three floors. Downstairs in the basement they put on music gigs and comedy shows. On the ground floor and upstairs there’s a bar and kitchen – drinks are reasonably priced and the food menu looked good! It has a cool ambiance and is very music-orientated with band posters and flyers about upcoming shows.
The gig was sold out so it got pretty crowded and sweaty in the basement as it’s only a small space but this only added to the atmosphere and made it feel more intimate. It was the most fun I’ve had at a gig in a long time – the Big Moon sounded so good live and their performance had loads of energy. They played all their best songs – my favourites were Zeds and Cupid – and got the crowd going especially at the end. And as if they couldn’t get any better they even did a cover of Total Eclipse of the Heart!! One of the all-time classic sing-along tunes. Amazing.
Go listen to the Big Moon!