Newborn opens for a sold out Andrew W.K. concert at NYC's Irving Plaza.
Based in Brooklyn, NY
Founded in 2014
Genre: #Rock #Alternative
Management: Denise Gerardi
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Allen James– Vocals / Guitar
Eric Weglicki – Bass
Dave Goldenberg - Drums
When you think of emerging bands from Brooklyn you think of the endless artistic conveyor belt that is Williamsburg and Bushwick. Newborn however, both geographically and musically, hail completely from the other side of town. Growing up in Coney Island, singer/guitarist Allen James and bassist Eric Weglicki met in high school where they began playing music together and obsessing over bands like 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. In 2015, the band instantly catapulted onto the New York City music scene with a handful of well received shows and two outstanding EP's which have been described as "pure as anything the Beatle's have done"
Jamsphere Magazine: “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.”
Top 40 Charts: "Brooklyn band ‘Newborn’ give new life to rock - New single and upcoming EP"
Axs Magazine: “Rock is not dead. Brooklyn trio Newborn released a new single called ‘Runaround’ last week, and it is everything you have been waiting for!"
Lock In Music: “This self-titled release is sure to result in big progressions for New York’s Newborn, with an increasingly varying repertoire of talent and potential, the live performances are sure to be interesting, as well as the world is sure to start noticing these guys.”
Pure Grain Audio: “The Coney-Island natives are forging a path for a new generation of rock lovers with a DIY attitude and mainstream accessibility.”
Pop Matters: “Right from the outset of their Broken Virgo EP it becomes clear that Newborn is of a different ilk than the seemingly endless “Brooklyn - based” bands in the world at the moment”
Diffuser.fm: “Newborn are known for their DIY ethos and strict focus on bringing back unsullied rock and roll; that mission is expertly captured in ‘Uma’, a song about lost love.”
Ghost Cult: “Pulse’ off of Broken Virgo has foreboding riffage, clever lyrics, and a confidence lacking in a lot of new rock bands. They are looking to make a dent in the scene in a bag way with this release.”
New York Music Daily: “If Metallica was a Coney Island High band, they’d be Newborn. The song (Broken Virgo) is a big stadium anthem.”
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