New Orleans’ Biglemoi Take A ‘Joyride’ From Upcoming EP ‘Permanent Vacation’

Biglemoi is a fanciful word which describes a dance, which if done right, entices everyone to join in. The term comes from the book by French Surrealist Boris Vian, ‘Froth on the Daydream (L’Ecume des Jours)’, and it’s a name which suits the five-piece indie rock band well.



New single, ‘Joyride’, taken from their forthcoming EP, ‘Permanent Vacation’, which is set for release on June 28, is as fancy as the band’s name. Opening with what sounds like a violin sound and vocals which call to mind that of Wesley Schutlz from The Lumineers, it quickly ascends in a frenzied rollercoaster ride of sound, which only goes higher and higher…until the final 30 seconds where it drops off. It’s a joyride indeed – not at all a discordant cacophony, but rather a compelling journey.

The five members of Biglemoi come from all over the world, bringing with them elements of their own different musical cultures. Their dual leads are from Nicaragua and Spain, and consequently their lyrics,, melodies, instrumentation, and even vocals reflect this, and when combined with the talents of a guitarist whose roots are in jazz and blues, and the rhythm section provided by New Orleans natives, it’s no wonder their sound has found an audience from all over the world, who are able to relate to their sound on many different levels.

Still relative newcomers, Biglemoi only started playing together in June 2015, and have shared the stage with artists such as Diet Cig, Boogarins, Bodega, Chappo, The Chamanas & The Pack A.D. Their new EP, ‘Permanent Vacation’, is out on June 28 through Bubble Bath Records. Find out more about Biglemoi and their music on Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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