"At a time when most attention is being thrown towards bands that deliver cold, corporate rock, Newborn has a spirituality that will touch listeners unlike anything else in the genre right now."
- Jamsphere Magazine
Hailing from Coney Island, right off the bat Newborn stands out of the seemingly endless bands from Brooklyn, NY. The band formed in 2014, started by two friends, singer/guitarist Allen James and bassist Eric Weglicki. The two first met in high school where they began playing music together and obsessing over bands such as Muse, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, and Metallica. It wasn't long before they formed a band of their own. They called it "Newborn" which represents a time in life where everything seemed possible. The band instantly catapulted onto the scene with a handful of well received shows and two outstanding EP's.
- NeuFutur Magazine
The've seen radio success with their single "Runaround" has being played on New York's Q104.3 FM as well as national college radio. Their second single "Honey Trap" was recently described by Jamsphere magazine as "indeed as pure as anything the Beatles have done". However, this band is so much more than their catchy tunes...
While songs like "Runaround" and "Honey Trap" easily get listeners through the door, it most certainly is the soulful maturity of their deeper and darker material that turns listeners into fans. With their beautifully haunting melodies, poetic and thought provoking lyrics, James's soulful voice and of course, their memorable hooks... Newborn has the potential to become as big and as timeless as their influences.
Often described as "alternative rock", it is somewhat difficult to truly contain Newborn into one genre. For this band it is most certainly about the music and not the label, and with a sound so diverse and unique, Newborn has the ability to capture fans from virtually every corner.
"We just take it song by song rather than think how we are supposed to sound as a whole," says frontman Allen James. "Different moods create different tunes and we never deny anything that doesn’t sound “hard rock enough”, as long as it’s good music. I’m really proud of our diverse sound. Personally, I never enjoyed listening to a band who’s songs all sound the same. I think contrast is underrated. The hard stuff compliments the soft stuff and vice versa."
The band has played some of New York's most notable venues including Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theater, Stage 48, and many more. In June of 2017, drummer Dave Goldenberg joined the band, taking Newborn's sound to a whole new and exciting level. Whether it's stadium rock n' roll or soft ballads, indeed, this power trio is making the noise our generation deserves. Newborn's 3rd EP is set to release in 2019.