Newmoon – Head Of Stone

Credit: Hannes M. Meier

Credit: Hannes M. Meier

Newmoon are a shoegazing quintet from Belgium who will release their debut album Space on October 10th. The first single to be released from the record is titled Head Of Stone and can be streamed below.

Having played in hardcore punk band Midnight Souls before, Newmoon formed in late 2013 and released their debut EP on Touché Amoré’s label Secret Voice/Deathwish Inc. Their name is taken from an Elliot Smith album.

The band have toured Europe extensively alongside Touché Amoré, Basement, Nothing and Cloakroom. Head Of Stone was written on a Japanese bullet train, speeding between Tokyo and Kyoto. It’s an ode to how lost we become when traveling foreign lands with language barriers explains singer/guitarist Bert:

I realised that there’s something very frightening about being in a place where you are unable to connect to people in any way… The same thing can happen with emotional relationships. They get to a point where people become unable to communicate, and emotions and nuances are lost.

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