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The Big Moon @ The Magnet, Hardman Street 06/10/2017

The Big Moon brought Love In The 4th Dimension to Liverpool last week, with support from The Mysterines and Get Inuit.

The Big Moon @ The Magnet
The Big Moon @ The Magnet

It was a near sold-out show at The Magnet on Friday night, as The Big Moon came to town to show just why they were nominated for a Barclays Mercury Prize Award. Along for the ride were local band The Mysterines and London band, Get Inuit.

Before any band had taken to the stage, The Magnet was already filling up, with anticipation building quickly ahead of The Mysterines opening set. Taking to the stage with an attitude, The Mysterines blasted through their set with an intensity that demanded your attention. Throughout their performance the trio had people from the front to back moving, whether it was just a simple tap of the foot or uncontrollably thrashing.

Even when The Mysterines finished and Get Inuit were readying themselves, there was a buzz amongst the crowd. The weekend was beginning and people were happy to be starting it with fellow fans of one of Britain’s rising bands.

The Mysterines kicking off the night at The Magnet
The Mysterines kicking off the night at The Magnet

Get Inuit had won the audience over before even setting foot on stage, playing the theme to 90s kids show Rugrats as they walked on stage. Definitely one of the quirkier songs to kick off a band’s set.

Get Inuit put on a show that would’ve led you to believe that they were topping the bill. The Kent band’s joy of doing what they love exuberated into the crowd. The music had a constant feel-good factor to it and newly acquired fans and those already acquainted with them were captivated by their fast-paced guitars and sharp-witted lyrics.

The endearing Jamie Glass, who is the frontman of the band, charmed the crowd with his wittiness and ability to keep the crowd fully focused on them. In a lot of ways, they’re like the English version of Weezer… Personally though, Get Inuit are much better.

Get Inuit during a thrilling performance at The Magnet.
Get Inuit during a thrilling performance at The Magnet.

If Get Inuit were able to create such a buzz with a support slot, then we can’t wait till they come back to Liverpool for a show of their own.

The Big Moon have had a big year, with their debut album released in April, shortlisted for this year’s Barclay’s Mercury Prize Award and touring for a lot of 2017. They’ve left a mark everywhere they’ve been with a live show that’s quickly developed a reputation as a must-see.

Their reputation hadn’t let them down as they showed just why they’re fast becoming one of Britain’s best bands. With songs like ‘Happy New Year’,  ‘Pull the Other One’ and ‘Bonfire’ all sounding even better live than on record. A cover of Bonnie Tyler’s classic ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, invoked a huge sing-a-long, which was dedicated to the couples in the room on on their date night.

From the start to the end, all four members of The Big Moon showed they’re tight bond as a band, as it wasn’t a performance those in The Magnet saw, but four friends having fun.

Although there was no encore, the night came to a spectacular end with their single ‘Sucker’ bringing the night to a close. Then instead of heading back to their dressing room, along with Get Inuit headed to the merch stand to meet those who packed out The Magnet’s basement.

It was another successful event hosted by Evol, who continue to provide our city with gigs that will stay with music lovers for a long time.

One of Britain’s best new bands, The Big Moon triumphed at their recent gig in The Magnet.
One of Britain’s best new bands, The Big Moon triumphed at their recent gig in The Magnet.

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