The Big Moon have been confirmed as Record Store Day UK 2020 ambassadors.
The band - who released album ‘Walking Like We Do’ last month - join previous UK ambassadors Kate Tempest, The Mighty Boosh and Sir Elton John.
Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 18th April.
“We’re so excited to be ambassadors for Record Store Day!” says the band’s Celia Archer. “When I was a kid music was still a really tribal thing and if you were into alternative music the record store was a really important space to hang out and spend weekends browsing through things with mates, discovering whole new sounds and genres just because you liked the art work, picking up music magazines and finding out about gigs. We’ve played in lots of excellent shops up and down the country and met wonderful people every time, from the people who work there and organise events to the generous souls who have parted with their money and time and bought our records, come to see us play intimate shows and just generally made us feel like what we’re doing is sometimes worthwhile. As we become more and more aware of the toxicity of spending the majority of your life online it’s important that we protect these physical communal spaces and make sure they feel accessible and welcoming to all. Support your local record store!”
The band will also take part in a live-to-vinyl recording at London’s Metropolis Studios on 5th March.
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And they’ve shared a cover of ‘California Stars’ to kick things off.
Lifted from their second LP ‘Walking Like We Do’.
All proceeds from the one-off vinyl are going to funding specialist, reusable PPE equipment for NHS key workers.
Having released one of the most beloved indie debuts of recent years, The Big Moon had some big shoes to fill with LP2. In ‘Walking Like We Do’, they’ve made the journey in style.