Some fun facts about The Big Moon:
A cover of Madonna’s Beautiful Stranger is a staple of their live set, their singer/guitarist Jules has eaten dog food, drummer Fern has an NVQ2 in Spectator Safety, bassist Celia is inspired by Samuel Smith’s Taddy lager, guitarist Sophie hugs each member and says “Well done, good luck, I love you” before every gig, and their lyric “Pineapple juice, tropical Rubicon courage” is actually about something really rude. Some of these facts may be expired or unverified. Fake news even. But that doesn’t really matter, because the funnest fact of all is The Big Moon are finally releasing their debut album Love in the 4th Dimension in April. In celebration, we managed to get a slot in Jules’ schedule of back-to-back conference calls to discuss Robbie Williams, home hairdressing and healthy bowel movement.
What was the last book that you read?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
What’s your favourite computer game of all time?
Who’s your favourite member of Slipknot?
I don’t know any members of the band Slipknot. Can I say my favourite member of S Club 7?
Yes that’s absolutely fine.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Drying the floor of a cheesy nightclub. I had to go to the dancefloor and dry up the spilt drinks and everything with blue roll while people were dancing around me so they wouldn’t slip over. It was full of hen-dos. Ah man… Dark.
What’s your favourite emoji?
That red tribal mask with a goofy smile.
What’s your signature recipe?
I make a really good roast dinner. I’m good at roast potatoes.
Do you have a specific technique for them?
Yeah I do, but I’m not going to tell you it.
What was the name of your first ever band?
Of Maggot Kin.
And what did Of Maggot Kin sound like?
Really dark death metal. I just stood around while they rehearsed, but they said I was in the band.
Who’s your favourite person to follow on Instagram?
Oh I don’t know I don’t have a favourite person. There’s a good one of Meryl Streep in food.
Meryl Streep in food?
Yeah it’s pictures of Meryl Streep in pictures of food, so she’s dressed like an avocado and stuff.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?
I met Robbie Williams and I made a total idiot of myself. He was in the kitchen of a studio where everyone was singing Happy Birthday to someone I didn’t know. I hid under the table, and then Robbie came in with the cake. It was a bad situation, because I used to love Robbie Williams so much. But I did meet him later and he was asking for directions, but I was so star-struck that I forgot the way.
Have your awkward experiences with Robbie Williams affected your relationship with his music?
Nothing could damage the relationship I have with Robbie’s music.
If you could pick a surrogate grandparent, who would it be?
Jarvis Cocker. Is he too young? He could be a young Granddad. He’s got a real Granddaddy vibe about him. Corduroy, tweed…
I’ve heard that he dresses his kid just like him. So if he was your surrogate granddad, then you might have to dress like Jarvis.
Yeah, I could dress like Jarvis!
Is there a No.1 Big Moon fan?
There is one guy called Pete, who got a tattoo of our logo, and he brings us presents to all our gigs. Like cuddly toys and bags of Percy Pigs. Yeah, he’s really cool.
Describe the worst haircut you’ve ever had…
My mum once befriended a woman who did home hairdresser visits, and she cut my hair like a mushroom, kind of like a bob but with this extra long mullet thing beneath that went down to my shoulders. Can you image that? Kind of like after an atomic bomb when it makes that big mushroom cloud.
Is there a piece of advice you wish you’d give to yourself 10 years ago?
I would say to my teenage self: ‘Don’t be afraid to poo, wherever you are – school, at your boyfriend’s house. Don’t be afraid to poo freely.’
What would you like written on your tombstone?
“She Pooed Freely”
Love in the 4th Dimension is out now via Fiction