Why The Big Moon are the perfect band to kick off the VO5 NME Awards 2018 season

The London four-piece will kick everything off at a special nominations party on January 17

Great news – VO5 NME Awards 2018 season kicks off on January 17 with a very special nominations party at London’s Omeara. As well as celebrating the announcement of who’s in the running for a coveted middle finger trophy this year, we’ll also have The Big Moon playing live (you can still win tickets to attend the party here). Here’s why they’re the perfect band to get things going ahead of the most rock’n’roll night of the year.

They’re one of the most exciting new bands in the country

We’re lucky, of course, to live in such rich times for British music, with so many ace new artists doing their own thing and doing it brilliantly. The Big Moon are one of the very best to have emerged in recent years – a glorious combination of fun, fizzing indie bangers, and friendship.

They’ll get you in the mood for a big night of celebrating music

As anyone who’s seen The Big Moon live can attest, they’re a band that possess an unbeatable, infectious energy. They ooze a kind of elation that its impossible to get carried away by; a tidal wave of joy and exhilaration crashing forth from the stage and claiming every audience member as its own. The VO5 NME Awards 2018 is all about celebrating the good and great of the last 12 months included, and how better to get riled up for that than with a group who can make you feel like a total champ?

They’ve got tunes for days

After a series of excellent singles, the ladies released their debut album ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ last year, and it did not disappoint. The cooing romanticism of the title track, the world-beating supportive swagger of ‘Formidable’, and everything in between made it one of the most stunning debuts of 2017 with nary a dull moment on it.

We still want to be in their gang

When The Big Moon first stepped out of the shadows, they looked like the coolest new gang in town – the kind you’d watch from the other side of the room, trying to pluck up the courage to talk to them. A couple of years on, that fear might be gone, but they haven’t lost that effortless ability to make you wish you were part of their inner circle.

The 2018 VO5 NME Awards take place on Feb 14th at The O2 Academy, Brixton. Follow NME on Facebook to stream the ceremony live.