Continuing on with our series of ‘Let’s Take Five‘ interviews in the run up to Icebreaker Festival 2018, we had a chat with Guildford based indie, folk-pop band, Me And The Moon. Over the past few years, the band have been steadily making a name for themselves across the south and beyond. With a tour coming up at the end of the month, we thought it’d be a great time to catch up with the band regarding their set at Icebreaker Festival, the tour, playing live and the future!
Hi there! Firstly, so that our readers can know a bit more about you, please introduce Me And The Moon:
Hey! We’re Tamara and Jonny and we are Me and The Moon! We’re based in Guildford, but Tamara is from Southsea and Jonny’s from Bury St Edmunds! If you haven’t heard us before, I would say our music is summery indie pop.
You’re going on tour towards the end of the month with gigs taking place in Southsea, London, Guildford, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester and ending up in Southampton. Where are you looking forward to playing the most and why?
We’re excited for all of it! It’s been a few months since we last played live so it’s gonna be great just getting out there and play some new songs. We’re really excited for the Guildford date as a hometown show is always amazing. But Southsea and Bury St Edmunds always will feel like that too I think. Paper dress vintage is our first London headline so that’s super exciting! And Southampton is a seated acoustic show, which we love doing as it’s a much more intimate vibe and gives us a chance to show the songs in a different way.
There are loads of great bands playing Icebreaker Festival this year, yourselves included. Is there anyone in particular that you’d also recommend catching across festival?
We love playing Ice Breaker exactly for that reason. It’s a great showcase of so so many amazing local bands! We’ve got a long list of bands we plan to catch over the weekend but definitely make sure you see Submariner, Megan Linford, Dutch Criminal Record, Waif and Stray and Jeph.
If you could play live alongside absolutely anyone, anywhere in the world, who and where would it be and why?
This is a very hard question. Theres a few dream venues on the bucket list. Red Rocks is high up there as its so beautiful and so many amazing bands have played there, but KOKO (London) or Paradiso (Amsterdam) have always been two that we’ve always wanted to tick off. There are so many iconic venues. I guess it’s the same for other bands too! We have so many influencers and hero’s it’s so hard to name just one, so I guess Fleetwood Mac, Haim and The War on Drugs are some of our favourites.
Finally, have you got anything to share regarding upcoming gigs and what have you got planned for the rest of 2019?
There’s definitely going to be some new music coming out! We’re also planning a few shows in spring and lots more festivals to be announced soon, so keep an eye on our socials to be first to hear about it all!
We’d like to thank Me And The Moon very much for their time! You can check out their latest single ‘It’s Alright’ and also connect with the band via the social media links below. If you’re heading to Icebreaker Festival be sure to catch the band at 6pm at the The Wine Vaults – Main Room on Saturday 26th January!