Cover Feature The Big Moon: To the moon and back

From releasing their debut album, to performing at Glastonbury 2017 dressed as makeshift astronauts, Jules Jackson and co have had a big one…

It’s been a busy old year for this lot, what with releasing their all-kinds-of-ace debut album ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ and touring different continents numerous times over. We asked a slightly dazed Jules Jackson to run us through a few highlights.

How are you, Jules?
I’m well! I’m walking around Leeds in the rain, ‘cause we’re playing a radio awards show later on. Busted are here, but I’m not really sure how to open a conversation. The eyebrows? I could actually bond with Charlie because I recently bought some eyebrow gel. Maybe I could share my eyebrow gel with him?

You released your debut album the year of the total eclipse. Was this pre-meditated?
The universe is full of signs, and I like making them apply to my life. Whenever the clock says 12:34, you think, wow, all the arrows are pointing in the right direction. I’m walking the right way. But then, when those signs don’t work, you can be like, ah man, it’s superstition! All bullshit anyway! Anyway, the moon has the power of making things feel purposeful. Always there, doing stuff, changing. Just like our band! Since starting this band, the moon has become a family member I always hear news about. Did you know the moon isn’t actually round? It’s pear-shaped, very slightly. Earth’s gravity pulls the pear-shaped bit towards us. Does that make sense?

Umm. That all sounds a bit scientific to be honest, Jules. Moving on…
We’re all werewolves, which is why we’re in a band. It’s so we don’t have to go outside at night. We thought we could hide in plain sight if we just talk about the moon and call our band The Big Moon. Nobody would realise we were allergic to it.

The Big Moon: To the moon and back

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