Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

The Motive + Good Canary + Emma Withers + Sofia Lafuente + Till

Half Moon - Putney, London

£2.50 Adv / Door
Entry Requirements: Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult

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.

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

Line Up

Drawing influences from across the musical spectrum, ranging from Oasis to Frank Ocean, The Motive craft tightly written songs from a studio in South West London. Having released five singles in 2018, the band's eclectic sound is quickly gaining momentum among local fans and worldwide. 
 Alongside their recorded output, the band put on electric, anticipated live shows, frequently selling out Richmond’s “The Basement Door” club in a number of headline gigs. 
 The Motive are synonymous with always working on new ideas, constantly writing and recording. The band are very excited to release new music and the next few months are set to be groundbreaking.


Good Canary believes that, like a canary in a coalmine, a song can be an excellent warning. She is originally from Plymouth, UK, where she grew up in a music-free house and went on to study at Goldsmiths, where she made up for lost time by listening to everything she could.

She writes about the strangeness of the world: from climate change to political absurdities, and the difficult necessity of hope and humour within it. Her live shows will make you laugh and unsettle you, at the same time.

She began gigging in 2017, hosting nights of comedy, poetry and music as part of Oxford’s independent scene. Since then, she has released 3 singles and played indie venues, arts centres and bookshops across the South East, including collaborative nights with non-profits such as Hollaback and Refugee Resource. She now lives in London, where she can be found drinking a pint on the stage of any venue that will allow it.

Emma Withers is a heavy pop alternative artist and released her first EP ‘Ride or Die’ on August 9th. With a sharp and thought provoking song-writing style, powerful vocal and snap on stage, Emma is powering towards establishing herself as a unique singer-songwriter.

Inspired by Jack White, Amy Winehouse, Kate Bush, Nina Simone, Nirvana, David Bowie, Borns and many others, Emma has cultivated and crafted her style to what you will hear today, stream her EP ‘Ride or Die’ which is available on all music platforms; to get a flavour!

Sofia Lafuente is an American/Spanish artist and writer, currently living in London. Her sound has been described as ‘Romantic with a capital R’ combining dark electronic pop productions with dramatic yet vulnerable vocals which evoke Stevie Nicks and contemporaries like Florence Welch and Lorde. She recently was a writer and featured artist on production duo ARCADES single 'Fragile' that was released first on Mr Suicide Sheep's Youtube channel gaining over 150K views in the first 24hrs. She is currently working towards her debut EP and sound with a variety of producers including Sam Klempner (Anne Marie, Dua Lipa) and Pedestrian (Maribou State, Rachel Chinouriri).

An acoustic singer/songwriter playing a nylon string guitar. His self-penned songs, delivered with a soulful voice, are tuneful and his fingerstyle playing incorporates a variety of rhythms into his personal style.