Steve Loxley & Amanda Rogers
Hi Amanda. Could you tell us a little about how you and Steve Loxley came together to form Sombre Moon?
Amanda.. We both met at some gigs on the synth scene in 2014 and we both had similar tastes/ideas. We were already doing our own thing and in 2017, we decided to refresh the ideas we already had and Sombre Moon was formed. Two months later, ‘Blurred Reality’ was released.
How would you describe the sound of Sombre Moon?
Amanda.. We try and just keep to our own distinct sound but we do get comments like, we sound a bit like ‘Early Client ‘ by Marsheaux! ‘Goldfrapp goes ballistic in a better tomorrow’ said the Swedish band Black Forest.
On the Canadian show Dr Bones, it was said they could hear all kinds of influences in Prayer and Numb, like Madonna’s ‘frozen’, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Ladytron, Yazoo, Soft Cell. It’s also been said my vocals sound a bit like early Blondie.
Have you released any tracks to date?
Our final single of 2018 was ‘Numb’. Prayer and Numb were produced by Mark Kendrick of FUSED.
The support from fellow artists has been amazing! Artists including JIGSAW SEQUENCE - THE DISTANT MINDS - FOURTH ENGINE - NATURE OF WIRES - FUSED - DAY CLIFFORD & JOHN BROWN have also remixed our tracks.
We have had a lot of airplay all over the world from several internet and FM stations and we’d like to thank each and every one of them who have supported us and our music.
We’re also delighted to say, our new mini album was produced by the brilliant Mark Kendrick aka FUSED. He is a brilliant producer and he has recently released his solo project and his collaborations with the talented Stephen Newton.
What is in the pipeline for 2019? Gigs/Releases?
Amanda..We are currently rehearsing for our 'No Sleep Til Bristol' gig on the 2nd Feb with the Nature of Wires, This Human Condition and Fourth Engine. We will repeat this event again but we will be in Salford on the 16th March 2019. All the details can be found HERE
We currently have 5 songs of our own and a cover, and fingers crossed, the new single be out soon. Our CD ‘Sombre Moon – Year One’ will follow. It was meant to be ready for Christmas but as always, time stopped it from getting its release.
You can keep up to date with us on our links below.
Thanks for the support Revival Synth!