Me and The Moon
Me and The Moon + I SAID YES + Callum Pitt
Formed in the summer of 2015, MATM embody those long, warm, hazy days of endless opportunity; beautifully pairing youthful innocence with apathy and worldliness. Tamara and Jonny have already found favour from the indie scene, playing notable support slots for Marika Hackman, Flyte and Marsicans.
After self-releasing 1st EP ‘Run With Wolves’ and follow-up single ‘Get Away’, the band began to receive continuous support from BBC Introducing with both tracks ‘Run With Wolves’ and ‘Hold On’ featured regularly and the band performing live for BBC Introducing at the John Peel Centre in Suffolk.
After 2017's signing to My Little Empire and stunning single ‘Standing Still’ (playlisted on Radio X and featured in Bandcamp's New & Notable showcase), February's "It's Alright" tour included 3x consecutive sold out nights in Guildford and Portsmouth (see FB for full schedule) and a support slot for Annabel Allum in at Camden Assembly.
After further studio time with Matt Twaites (Mystery Jets) in April, the band now embark upon a jam-packed summer schedule of UK festivals including sets at the Alternative Escape, Main Stage at Victorious Festival plus support slots for Frank Turner and Lewis Watson.
A versatile and energetic five-piece who combine arresting harmonies with styles ranging from traditionally inspired folk to rousing indie disco. Their live shows have a reputation for ‘stormy warmth’. In the past they’ve supported Florence and the Machine, Lucy Rose, Johnny Flynn, Stornoway and Turin Brakes. Recently alongside some great American and British artists, I Said Yes were chosen to be part of the ‘Trump-free America’ 30 days 30 songs campaign. They’ve also been championed by Jim Gellatly, Glastonbury Emerging Talent, XFM and BBC Introducing and have received the following accolades:
“I was really blown away by their set, particularly the songwriting… reminded me of Bob Dylan… a story that goes in a slightly different direction with each line… also they sounded great.“ - James Bell, Artistic Director - Folk Weekend Oxford
“Big favourites with Dave Gilyeat at BBC Introducing in Oxfordshire, and indeed here on 6music…” - Tom Robinson on the BBC Introducing Mixtape
"The band has set the bar incredibly high with this first release" - Oxford Student Newspaper
"their inspired approach to honest, creative lyricism is a treat that fans of Mystery Jets will love." - Surge Radio
"their sound has matured to a full, bold cornucopia with seemingly no instrument left untapped and earthily blending harmonies. Rousing, affecting, beautiful. We love this band" - Lynn Roberts: For Folk's Sake
"a winning line in melodic, pop-infused folk" BBC London
“a sunkissed wonder that should be sung from every rooftop” – The Blue Walrus
Rising indie artist Callum Pitt combines finger-picked folk riffs with a stunning falsetto voice and multiple layers of harmonies. Callum’s 2017 debut “You’d Better Sell It While You Can” yielded immediate industry attention, piqued by coverage from the likes of DIY, Fresh On The Net and Crack In The Road. Follow up tracks “Least He’s Happy” and “Rabbits” had more success still, landing on Spotify’s coveted ‘New Music Friday’ playlists across Europe, with the latter track receiving airplay from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. Callum also steadily built his live following throughout the year with support slots for Dan Owen, Cape Cub, Isaac Gracie, The Pale White, as well as a slot at Selfridges Music Matters new music gig series with Mullally and Joy Crookes. This string of live shows culminated in his first headline show November, which sold out within two days, a full month ahead of the show. Following an impressive debut year, Callum Pitt is one to watch closely in 2018.
“Callum Pitt… harnesses the lilting nature of Americana, producing some intricate guitar licks and roll-off-the-tongue lyrics that converge into a swelling chorus that sweeps you off your feet.” (DIY)