The wonderful band The Big Moon have been announced as the UK’s Record Store Day ambassadors for 2020 and they’re releasing a live show to celebrate.
The quartet have been a hot property since their debut record Love in the 4th Dimension and have now outgrown their ‘ones to watch’ moniker with curative esteem.
It’s a musical development, alongside the band’s unbridled enthusiasm, that has been recognised by RSD UK and has seen the group join the list of past ambassadors that includes Sir Elton John, Kate Tempest, Rag n Bone Man, and The Mighty Boosh.
In celebration of their new role the band will record their own Record Store Day release in front of a live audience at London’s Metropolis Studios on March 5th. There are suggestions that it will be the first time any band has ever recorded three songs with an audience in one take.
The Big Moon’s Celia Archer said: “We’re so excited to be ambassadors for Record Store Day! 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.”
The band went on to add: “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 takes up the role after Slowthai’s ambassadorship was removed following his deplorable behaviour at the NME Awards.
Our #RSD20 ambassadors are… @thebigmoon? They will be creating a special one-off live to vinyl recording at @MetropStudios on 5th March to celebrate. If you want to be there, you’ve got a chance to win tickets >>> https://t.co/YSgAILslcC pic.twitter.com/abisTcNgvF— Record Store Day UK (@RSDUK) February 27, 2020