Just after the release of a music video for their single ‘Pull the Other One’ (an amalgamation of The Big Moon girls as detectives, a puppy, and a villain in the form of the singer-songwriter Marika Hackman), The Big Moon have released an acoustic version of the track. The London-based four-piece whose Mercury prize nominated debut album ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ hits all the right indie notes and ‘this is a jam’ you need.
The original version of ‘Pull the Other One’ is an instrumentally lead, guitar and drum heavy (but not overbearingly) track with a catchy harmonised hook, and a sound that’s perfectly in line with the rest of the album – particularly tracks such as ‘Cupid’ or ‘Formidable’ – effortlessly cool, and entirely on-brand.
The newly released acoustic track is toned down, but by no means lacking in anything the original brought to the table. Vocals lead over the instruments in a complementary mix that gives a new, different strength to the track. The acoustic is full of chill, summery vibes that aren’t immediately conveyed by the album version.
Although it’s not a complete switch-up from the original track, or The Big Moon’s trademark sound, ‘Pull the Other One’ as an acoustic track provides a similar, yet new, sound for the band. It gives a hint of what would be interesting to hear – a few more album tracks revamped as acoustics for a new vibe.