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 newsonic 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.”

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