New Moon - A Night of New Music
Paula Luna + Olivia White + The Veras + From The Tiger's Mouth + Will Langston
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
A night of new music and discovery. Singer-songwriters, bands, poets, performance artists...
Founded in January 2017, New Moon offers music fans the chance to see the best up-and-coming acts from the UK, Europe, and often from around the globe.
Only £2.50 entry. Food served until 10pm. Doors open 7:30pm. Free Two Tribes Beer for the first 24 customers.
If you would like to perform at a future New Moon please apply via firstname.lastname@example.org
Chilean artist Paula Luna has found a home in London’s alt-rock scene after years of touring Latin America and the US, having performed at festivals like SXSW and appearing on MTV, VICE, and Rolling Stone as the front-woman of Tunacola.
Her solo project merges dextrous power-pop vocals with the heavier guitar sound of indie rock bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age. Undaunted by taboo, her debut release showcases the emergence of an intrepid songwriting voice.
Live, Paula Luna’s show is energetic and inviting. The band entices the audience to be a part of it all and sing, dance, and lose their inhibitions, while the performance’s journey also gives way to moments of collective introspection.
For every love song out there, you can bet there’s another about the unrequited kind of emotion. There’s just something about that longing, that urgency, that feeling of not being able to have what your heart desires that has inspired musicians throughout the ages and no genre is immune is the alluring pull of unreturned affection, especially pop. Enter Olivia White with her aptly named single ‘Unrequited’, a pop-forward single featuring ricocheting rocky guitars and her saccharine vocals. Produced by Max Smith (who has worked with Dua Lipa, Charlotte Lawrence and Zara Larsson), this is a super stylish and charismatic offering from the British newcomer.
Inspired by all the great music from the 60s right up to about 5 minutes ago, The Veras are bringing back the buzz of going to see your favourite band live, jumping up and down and singing along to every song at the top of your voice, and coming out of packed venues soaked in sweat – and not necessarily your own!
If Foals, Everything Everything, Sam Fender and a sea of Scottish Indie bands were to walk into a bar, you'd end up hearing From The Tiger's Mouth. Like the rest of the world, the past few years have been ones of deep reflection for Harry Sullivan. Several months in isolation and the conclusion of a 10-year journey with Bengal Lancers left the song-writer in a state of uncertainty as the world began to settle into a new rhythm of the post-pandemic world.
Despite the world being put on pause, the lyrics continued to flow - dealing with the many themes that became all too commonplace over the past few years - keeping yourself sane in a digital world, dealing with the relentless nature of the news and getting far too drunk in the process.
What resulted was something that wasn't so much Bengal Lancers, as it was something new. Whilst you can still sense the cathartic heart-on-it's sleeve songwriting that grew the support of Radio X, BBC 6, CLASH & many more, there's a new sense of purpose and passion against a soundscape of broken synthesisers and pounding drums. This is Indie-folk with a twist.
Following the lifting of restrictions, Harry retreated to an abandoned church in Cambridge alongside long-time producer Olly Betts (of the Duke Spirit fame), with the support of his fellow bandmates to create what would turn into "stowaways" - his debut EP scheduled to release later this year.
Will is a 25 year-old songwriter based in London, who started his musical career in Indie-Pop band, milkd. He worked on two EPs with milkd and frequented the live scene in and around the city, bagging slots on Sofar Sounds and with Manchester group, Larkins.
As a solo artist, Will's teamed up with Chicago-based producer and multi-instrumentalist, Cadien Lake James (of Twin Peaks), receiving acclaim from DIY Label, Manor Records, out in Kansas City, and Right Chord Music in more local London. He also took the opportunity to put out his first self-released single with his latest offering ‘If I Should Fall’.
"Will has an undeniable talent for creating delicately crafted pieces of musical artistry and this song really goes to show his songwriting abilities" - Sophie Bourgeois for Right Chord Music "You will sleep well knowing a song like this exists" - Skyler Rochelle for Manor Records