Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

I See Shapes + Thom Worth + Esme Bridie + Martyn Peters + SOFÍA

Half Moon - Putney, London

£2.50 adv
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

A night of new music and discovery. Singer-songwriters, bands, poets, performance artists...

Only £2.50 entry. Food served until 10pm. Doors open 7:30pm.

If you would like to perform at a future New Moon please apply via music@halfmoon.co.uk

Line Up

I See Shapes’ goal is simple: to write hook laden alt-pop. With an arsenal of big songs and an album about to drop, the band are looking to share their music with as many people as possible and translate it into an all-inclusive party atmosphere at their live shows. Big guitars, pulsating keys, infectious beats, and sing along choruses, I See Shapes have emerged from months of experimentation in the studio. The band are set to release their debut album “Relativism”, with live shows in support around the UK.

FFO: Foals, The 1975, Don Broco, Bombay Bicycle Club

An encounter with an amateur local musical was to be a formative experience for the ten-year-old south-west Londoner Thom Worth. The show instilled in him a love for performance and a desire to take to the stage himself. His mother eventually secured an audition for him with the theatre company and through that Worth took his first tentative steps into performance, spending many years performing in a variety of different lead roles. After training as an actor, Worth then became an autodidactic musician – teaching himself guitar, drums, bass and piano along the way. By age 16 Thom was writing music and consuming it voraciously as he made for himself a kind of curriculum of popular music. Locking himself in his room to sing along to the back-catalogues of artists like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Smiths, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, The Chili Peppers, Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, and Elbow, Thom developed himself as an artist to the point where he felt comfortable to launch his career. Still only at the start, Thom has nevertheless played at the IOW, Green Man and Victorious festivals. After collaborating with engineer and producer James Welch of Masterlink Productions, Thom released his first and second extended play albums both to a packed out room at The Half Moon in Putney. Now Thom is poised for acclaim, his recent single ‘Oh! Lucinda’ is a pop masterstroke, and the sound of an artist reaching the height of their craft. With infectious writing like Thom’s there’s no doubt he cuts one of the more invigorating paths on the indie circuit today. With it’s floaty slacker riffs and sugar sweet melodies, Thom Worth’s single ‘Oh! Lucinda’ is three minutes of finely crafted pop perfection. Essentially exploring the age-old tension between the hot-flushes of a new relationship and the cyclical melancholic torment of heartbreak, ‘Oh! Lucinda’ is both a celebration of young love and a lament on the deceptiveness of it. Worth’s falsetto, doo-wop backing, and angelic chorus-soaked guitars make for an immediately gratifying listen.

Tom Robinson BBC6 Music: "I first encountered Thom's music by happenstance wandering across a festival field. His assured delivery, easy way with language and sheer focused writing chops immediately got my attention. Mark my words, Mr Worth is definitely One To Watch!"

Vents Magazine: "young melody maker with the sort of effortless zest for songwriting"

Esme grew up in Merseyside, UK and began writing songs as a teenager. Influenced by classic singer- songwriters like Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, she has now crafted her unique sound combining elements of folk, pop, jazz and indie. Esme recently released her first album, 'Today it Rains' through independent record label, Klee Music . Her album has gained glowing reviews from the likes of GIGsoup, Impact magazine and Liverpool Noise. She is now based in Leeds where she met her band who she gigs with across the country.

https://www.esmebridie.com/

Singer, song writer and multi instrumentalist Martyn Peters is now firmly a resident of London, after moving from his native North Wales. After gigging and touring his debut album Veins, released in 2017, he is now writing new music ready for release before the end of the year.

Tracks from his debut album have been played on BBC 6Music by Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio Wales by Adam Walton and numerous international, national and local radio stations such as Radio Caroline, Radio Wigwam, Ridge Radio, Radio Wandsworth, Radio Deeside, Quasar Radio, U and I Radio and Shoreditch Radio.

He has performed support for Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud) performed on the main stage at the FOCUS Wales festival supporting Bill Ryder-Jones and Boy Azooga, supported Tommy Scott (SPACE - Female of the Species) and performed at some of the most iconic music venues in London such as The Half Moon in Putney, The Camden Assembly, The Bedford in Balham and the Dublin Castle.

Plans for 2018/19 include a return to the studio and a U.K Tour.

SOFÍA is a American/Spanish singer and songwriter raised in London. After spending time living in the US, honing her skills as a writer, regularly collaborating with Kobalt writers, Kyle Kelso (Kygo) and Elliot Jacobsen(Elle King, Verite) while also working as a top liner for various independent artists, she has moved back to London to begin her career as an artist. Since moving back to London she has worked as a vocalist and topliner for various artists, including Naz (Island), German DJ, Eddie Thoneick (Universal Germany), production duo ARCADES (Twin Music) and emerging grime artist PUPPS. She hopes to continue working as writer for other artists, while also working towards her own artist debut.