…Captivating. Bewitching. Seductive. Primal. Preternatural.
Join Moana on Friday October 5 at the Newport Hotel for the release party and video clip launch of their latest single, ‘Dracula’. Moana is the creative project of artist Moana Mayatrix, once described by Triple J’s Gemma Pike as one of Australia’s fiercest frontwomen, alongside musicians Lochy Hoffmann, Austin Rogers, Mitch Hogan and Willow Fearns.
Moana transgresses the boundaries of form and genre, incorporating experimental art, theatre, spoken word performance, poetry, costuming and more, in a cross-media syncrisis that engages all the senses physical and beyond, in a kind of ecstatic reverie.
A regular and welcome fixture on the local live scene, Moana have played stellar local festival slots including RTRFM’s In the Pines, State of the Art Festival, Beaufort Street Festival, Norfolk Lanes Youth Festival, Rottofest and have supported the likes of Tim Rogers, Abbe May, and Ocean Alley. Their recorded works have received rave reviews including a slot in “Top 20 Albums of 2014” from X-Press Magazine and their music video The Killer, My Girl was a finalist in “Best Music Video” for the 2014 WAM Awards, while Vader was a Best Music Video finalist at the 2016 WA Screen Awards.
Moana’s imminent debut LP sees their music push into uncharted territory, resulting in a sound that is weirder, heavier, prismatic. The 10 track album, under construction for the past 18 months, is meant as an exploration into the wild feminine and the brutal, beautiful natural world, the metamorphosis of insects, humans and monsters. ‘Dracula’ is the first single from the forthcoming album.
Supported by Dan Howls and Michael Savage
The Newport Hotel
Friday 5 October
Doors open 7:30pm
Tickets at thenewport.com