PREMIERE: Me and the Moon – ‘It’s Alright’

You can’t deny that February’s a dull month. Sure, there’s Valentines Day, but that’s only fun if you’re not single, and it usually comes smack bang in the middle of a spell of grim weather. Fortunately, though, we’ve got just the thing to snap you out your misery – and it’s thanks to folk-tinged Guildford newbies Me and the Moon, Radio X favourites who’re following up 2017’s ‘Standing Still’ with an even more exquisite release.

Record at London’s Fairlight Studios, ‘It’s Alright’ is a playful ode to Fleetwood Mac with a deeply personal twist. A melancholic bop that has all the infectious vocal melodies and dreamy guitar chords you could ever want, the verse flows effortlessly into an explosive, anthemic chorus that instantly feels stadium-ready.

Drawing on influences from their Marika Hackman, Marsicans and Flyte support slots, Me and the Moon are confident and catchy, memorable and endearing. When you learn that they’ve only been around for less than three years, it’s obvious that vocalist Tamara Grzegorzek, guitarist Jonny Elstone and drummer Alex Archer have some serious talent to unleash.

With Guildford fast becoming a hotbed for the best emerging acts, Me and the Moon are undeniable proof that the music scene is far from stale. DIY indie label My Little Empire Records are no strangers at signing gems – but it looks this time around, they’re onto a real winner. Expect to hear a hell of a lot more about Me and the Moon throughout the rest of 2018. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.