By Ross Jones
Having formed out of the ashes of post-hardcore group Midnight Souls, Belgian five-piece NEWMOON were no strangers to creating sonically moving output from something structurally abrasive. Now combining lucid and entrancing textures with harsh, dark atmospherics, the group are finding creative satiation in something even more dynamic and undeniably enveloping.
‘Head of Stone’, the introductory single from their upcoming first album ‘Space’ delivers on this summation accordingly. Vast, whirling sonics meet Bert Cannaerts lightly spoken delivery – creating something that speeds by like a blur yet leaves a mark you cannot shake off.
The group release ‘Space’ on the 14th October through PIAS – listen to ‘Head of Stone’ below.