Share new single ‘Let it End’
Out Friday 21st June via [PIAS] Recordings
Antwerp-based outfit Newmoon have toned down the feedback and hazy noise of their acclaimed debut album ‘Space’ and turned up the melody and clarity for their brand new single ‘Let It End’, revealing a shimmering and crunchy three-minute guitar-pop gem, out Friday 21st June via [PIAS] Recordings.
Thunderously dreamy and reminiscent of Ride,My Bloody Valentine, A Place To Bury Strangers and former tour partners Nothing, their latest cut was recorded in London by producer Andy Savours (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dream Wife, Sorry) and provides an appetising tease into what lies ahead for their next album, due for release later this year.
“It’s inspired by alternative rock music of the 90’s and early 2000’s,” singer Bert Cannaerts explains, “it was written as an anthemic, uplifting and powerful song. Giving power to the listener, it aims to be a sort of mantra for people who feel like their situation might seem difficult to escape or hopeless.”
More about Newmoon:
Taking their name from an Elliott Smith album and based in Antwerp and Ghent, Newmoon formed in late 2013. Band members previously played in the much-loved hardcore punk band Midnight Souls, now widely recognised as one of the country’s finest. Friends since their mid-teens, they began without contrivances or a career plan, and instead had only a desire to escape the restrictive hardcore world, and explore new sonic territories. They were an experiment. An exploration. “We grew up loving Joy Division and The Cure,” explains Bert. “But the music we made before was so much easier to play so we were unsure as to whether we had the ability to reflect this music that we really liked. Newmoon was our way of discovering whether we could fit in anywhere. We’re still discovering now. Everything is new.”
Debuting in 2014 with a promising 4 track EP ‘Invitation to Hold’, it was the band’s full length ‘Space’, released in 2016, that set them apart. The nine song collection was bathed in noise and reverb, showed a profound love for all things shoegaze, but was delivered with a raw punk energy, exposing the 5 piece’s hardcore roots. The band toured the UK and Europe with bands such as Touché Amoré, Basement, Citizen and Pup, supported Minor Victories and Editors in their home turf of Belgium and played acclaimed festivals as Pukkelpop and Cactus.
For the follow up to ‘Space’ – set for release later this year – the band debunked to London and teamed up with producer Andy Savours. The manual for the new album instructed songs over volume. Still not shying away from loud overwhelming guitars, Newmoon wanted to condense their sound. More Oasis, less My Bloody Valentine… But as this first new release shows, a leopard can never change it spots. ‘Let It End’ blares out of the speakers with power saw guitars and energy levels raised up high. It’s just easier to sing along with.