We all had to find ways to keep ourselves entertained in lockdown, whether it was Zoom quizzes, 'quarantinis' or pretending we'd get around to writing a novel.

There probably aren't many of us, though, who wiled away the hours jamming Bob Dylan songs with Courtney Love.

For Juliette Jackson, whose band The Big Moon play at Glasgow's Oran Mor later this month, that's exactly what happened.

She told the Glasgow Times: "That was one of the mad ‘your life is a simulation’ things that happened during lockdown.

“You know, Covid was weird enough. Lockdowns were weird. Weird stuff kept happening then Courtney Love messaged me on Instagram saying, ‘do you want to play guitar together?’ and I was like 'whaaaattt?!'.

“We were all in lockdown and we had these many-hours-long Zoom calls where we would all just play Bob Dylan songs together.

“It was really, really cool.”

If the pandemic wasn't enough of a life-changing event, Jackson also gave birth to a son during lockdown, with her experience as a first-time mother documented on forthcoming album Here Is Everything.

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She laughs: "I think because it was a pandemic and everything was already upside-down I sort of compounded that upside-downness by getting pregnant.

“I’ve kind of come out the other side of it feeling very much a different person, but I think that happens to everyone who gives birth or becomes a parent.

“You’re just never really the same, it just changes you: your brain, your body, your priorities. Everything.

“Of course I was going to write songs about it, because I write songs about my experience and during lockdown most of my experience was nine months of pregnancy then birth.

“I wrote a third of the album during lockdown, a third of it while I was pregnant, and the last third of it about five months into being a mum.

“So it’s sort of got all these different perspectives and I find it really strange to listen to because I feel like I can hear the pregnant me wondering what it was going to feel like, then the mother me singing songs about how it feels and answering all of those questions.

“I feel not enough mums get to tell their story because it’s so difficult to find the time, at least in the early months of motherhood, it’s difficult to make time to explain what’s going on. But there’s so much there to say and you’re going through so much even if it is hormonal it’s still really real."

The album is, clearly, a very personal one. From opener 2 Lines and its description of a positive pregnancy test to Jackson musing on High + Low whether it's possible to die from sleep deprivation, it's a snapshot of the artist's 18 months.

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Lyrically it proves something of a departure from previous album Walking Like We Do, which was noted for its political commentary on tracks like Dog Eat Dog.

Jackson says: "Over the last couple of years as things have politically got so much more scary I do find myself detaching from that in a way that sometimes feels irresponsible but also feels necessary to feel OK about life.

“Stuff’s just got so strange and scary lately that you can’t always stay on top of it or think about it all the time, sometimes you do just have to close the door and love yourself."

The Big Moon will play a sold out show at Oran Mor on September 23, a gig that was postponed due to lockdowns and Covid regulations.

And the band can't wait to hit the stage in front of a Glasgow audience.

Jackson says: "We are so excited to go back on tour. This tour has been postponed about 6000 times so it’s going to be really nice to actually make it happen.

“We’re going to get all the lights, all the smoke and all the mirrors.

"Glaswegian crowds are the best: the best, rowdiest, loudest singalong crowd that I can even think of."