Newmoon is a shoegaze band hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, known for their dreamy melodies, atmospheric soundscapes, and emotive lyrics. With two acclaimed albums and a 7” EP already under their belt, the band continues to create a world where shoegaze, post punk and alternative rock meet. The band's upcoming album "Temporary Light," is set for release on March 22, 2024 via PIAS Recordings (EU) and Quiet Panic (US), and marks the next step in their musical evolution, showcasing their growth as a band and their dedication to creating transformative music. “Temporary Light” weaves a sonic tapestry that harks back to the band’s roots, yet retains a fresh approach that keeps their music alluring. Blending airy vocals with lush guitars, Newmoon creates an immersive sound that sweeps listeners off their feet into a striking world that feels distant yet familiar at the same time. Joined by new drummer, Conor Dawson, "Temporary Light'' marks an exciting chapter in Newmoon's evolution. The band's signature feel for grand yet delicate melodies are enriched by Dawson's rhythmic finesse, adding a layer of depth and musicality to their songs. After a more melodic approach on their previous release, Newmoon returns to embrace their abrasive, dreamy and ethereal sound on “Temporary Light”. With their blooming guitars and gracefully haunting melodies, they captivate listeners throughout the 8 tracks. From gentle melodies and catchy hooks to plush walls of guitars and pummeling drums. “Thick layers of guitars always felt natural to us, and are kind of our main thing We wanted to explore some ideas that have been in the back of our mind ever since we started this band,” says Bert Cannaerts. “As soon as we let go of trying to write a specific type of album, the songs grew organically and everything just clicked.” Having previously recorded “Space” and the band’s debut EP “Invitation To Hold”, Newmoon enlisted engineer and producer Thomas Valkiers again to record “Temporary Light”. Additionally, Simon Scott of Slowdive, renowned as one of the key people within the shoegazing genre, is responsible for mastering, truly elevating the sound of "Temporary Light".
Check out the first three breathtaking singles below from the bands forthcoming LP. This is 90's sounding shoegaze / dreampop at its finest.
About the three singles, the band had to say the following. Of the album's first single "Fading Phase," the band says, "While writing this album Bert got a new guitar. It was an older Rickebacker from the 90’s with loads of wear and tear on it already. Definitely a guitar that had been loved by an older guitar player before he got it. The main riff of “Fading Phase” was the first thing he wrote on that guitar and after that the whole song just kind of wrote itself. Definitely one of those moments where everything just falls into place." Of the album's second single "Eternal Fall" , vocalist Bert Cannaerts says, "While writing we knew we wanted to incorporate some new elements. We all have a love for less traditional music and have always looked at ways to introduce some of the elements into our own songs. “Eternal Fall” is the result of that. Working on this song was very refreshing for us. I remember referencing stuff like Massive Attack and loads of ambient music while writing it. Definitely a song that feels very different yet familiar at the same time for us." Of the new single "Crazing," vocalist Bert Cannaerts says, "I really like this track because it’s so chaotic and melodic at the same time. The heavy, fuzzed out tremolo guitars in the background fit so well with the melodic character of the song. When we finished “Crazing” we were all kind of stunned because it didn’t feel like a song that we wrote."