Today Antwerp shoegaze heroes Newmoon share the opening track of their brand-new album Temporary Light, set for release on March 22, 2024 through [PIAS] Recordings (EU) and Manifesto Records (US).

Eternal Fall sets the tone with dreamlike vocals and a stunning patchwork of hazy layers of guitars creation this gargantuan cloud of blissful noise. A song that feels like getting lost in a smoke-filled hall of mirrors.

"While writing we knew we wanted to incorporate some new elements", singer-guitarist Bert Cannaerts explains, "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. A song that feels very different yet familiar at the same time."

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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, album #3 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 Nothing Hurts Forever, Newmoon returns to embrace their abrasive, dreamy and ethereal sound on Temporary Light. Eight tracks that sweep 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.

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