By Natalie Greener
The time has come for Nottingham to have a female-fronted psych-rock band and I am certainly not mad about it.
A trippy and psych sound that sends you into another headspace, Moon’s music can be a helping hand in getting you relaxed. Relatable lyrics with an acid-trip twang tactically engineered into every song, it was very fascinating to see it come to life on stage.
Moon have really made a ripple in Nottingham and indicated to gig-goers that they are one to watch. Supporting FUR at The Bodega on Tuesday the 17th of September, Meg Moon showcased some of the most groovy tunes I have seen locally in a while. Not many bands just starting with only a single officially released can say they played to an almost full house. Naturally, FUR sport an avid following so a crowd was definite – but nobody has to stay and listen. Moon reminded me as to why we have support bands and why we should stick around to give them a shot.
Being a facile sound with rhythm guitar producing riffs that stay in your head for days on end, there could not be anything more quintessential to accompany Meg’s vocals. Seeing Moon previously at The Chameleon, I felt as though I knew what to expect. Some class tunes and a nice boogie. On the contrary, the support’s set was unrivalled. ‘Easy Life’ was a specific crowd-pleaser that got all four walls moving. Only being a recent release in June of this year, I can’t say I wasn’t surprised when audience members were singing along. Turns out Moon have quite the cult following. The best thing about this band is the frontwoman is a perfectionist with her work and that really shows on stage. A pure yet easily accessible sound it is somewhat evident that Moon are aiming to reach heights even they are unaware of. A young student practising music as a passion and using it as a form of expression whilst looking good doing it – that is always the most winsome kind of music.
Images by Harvey Brown