New Moon - A Night of New Music
Project Culture + Amii Dawes + Yasmine Gill + Erin Bowman
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
Meta, self-deprecating, and occasionally earnest, Project Culture began at Queen Mary University in London, where singer/songwriter Gary Hill started a music society that hosted live music nights at the university's student bar and at pubs in the area. The society helped create a close-knit group of music lovers, and through these friendships, the band formed. The Indie Rock 4-piece is inspired by The Smiths, The Strokes, Pixies, and The Velvet Underground, with Gary citing Car Seat Headrest and Father John Misty as his biggest lyrical influences, valuing their ability to be both ironic and moving within the same song.
Though the new line-up has only been together since late 2019, they’ve already had 3 of their songs played on BBC Introducing, with their debut single Character Actor being lauded for its “post-punk energy and the sense of urgency in the songwriting”. The song is about always feeling like a supporting player in the big moments in life, with the protagonist trying to appear normal during a night out, reinforced by the band drawing from the sounds of the Indie Disco classics that the band members grew up with. Their second single The Elephant Room drew more from their post-punk side, with CUB Magazine declaring it to be a mission statement from the band, praising the songwriting for being both tongue-in-cheek and heartfelt at the same time, and Hill’s affinity for “addressing and transforming clichés into original turns of phrase”. Both songs show off of the broad scope of references in the band’s lyrics, be they references to classic literature, TV tropes, or banal self-help phrases, with Project Culture re-purposing and deconstructing these themes, in an effort to create something new and cathartic out of them
Amii Dawes is a singer-songwriter from Northampton. Inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette and Daughter, she writes lyric-driven songs that are hard to pin down to just one genre. She has been gigging around the UK and Europe since 2011.
Yasmine Gill, a natural songstress, honed her keen ear for soul and R&B later in life after growing up listening to traditional jazz and blues records.
Blending influences from contemporary artists like Snoh Aalegra and Lianne La Havas, Yasmine creates lush sonic landscapes through the honest sincerity found in her music and lyricism. The Italian - Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist started her musical career in 2015, performing at concert venues across Montreal and Toronto. She now moved to London, and is looking forward to explore the vibrant musical landscape that the city offers.
An American singer songwriter from New Jersey, who moved to London in Feb 2020
Erin has has appeared and sung live on Good Morning America where here song “Good Time, Good Life” was used to promote the 2017 Oscars
On arriving in London Erin has been performing solo, her songs have a good feel factor whilst saying it as it is and recently has formed a trio band consisting of her on acoustic guitar, Sam on Bass and Louis on drums, bringing more dynamics and energy to her live performances
Stay tuned and you will hear and see more from the talented Erin Bowman in 2022