BIO | THIS IS WHO WE ARE
Its music is powerful, yet intimate. Wistful, danceable, catchy synth lines, Gregorian choirs, punky guitars, haunting arps and lyrics that really have something to say. All these things are echoes from the 80s that can be found back within the music of La Lune Noire.
Inspired by the likes of Gary Numan, Front 242, Killing Joke, Depeche Mode and early Simple Minds, La Lune Noire reminds you to the new wave era, but have created an authentic and modern sound of their own.
In 2009 they released their debut album “Nitrogen” on their own Svinx Records label. An album where cancer and loss of family and friends are the main themes.
In 2011 their second album “Exster” was released, receiving very positive critics in magazines like dark Entries, Peek a Boo and Side Line Magazine.
The former studio band then turned their eyes to the stage. Touring alternative festivals like Summer Darkness, BLACK-OUT Fesitval, Winterborn and Seawave and supporting bands like Clan of Xymox and VNV Nation, the band has now a show which you donnot want to miss.
The album “Echoland” was released on February the 1st 2014. More scary, more spooky, but still finding the right balance between moody songs and uptempo EBM.
On October the 20th 2018 La Lune Noire released their album “Dictator”. An album on witch singer and copywriter Victor is not afraid to put the world under a critical magnifying glass. The music is once more powerfull in the previous albums. Especially live on stage!
February 21st 2021 is the release date for their fifth album “Under the Rose”. A tribute to our friend Rudy Meyerink with whom Victor formed the band “Under the Rose” in the late 80’s and 90’s. In 2013 Rudy died and with this album we make sure that his legacy lives forever. We have re-recorded Rudy’s songs and remixed a few of Victor’s already released songs from the Under the Rose era.
This is our first “digital-only” album. You can listen to it on every streaming-service, buy it at lot’s of digital music shops and of course on Bandcamp.
On October 31st, 2021, La Lune Noire released their sixth studio album “Complot – fictional facts”
The album is called Complot (Fictional Facts). Why?
Complot is the Dutch word for Conspiracy. Nowadays we live in a world where every fact is questioned and where everybody has its own truth. Victor felt the need to write another concept album for La Lune Noire and this was the perfect title for an album full of conspiracy theories.
So, what can we expect in the lyrics?
As usual, Victor has written his lyrics in the I person and this time takes on the roles of several conspiracy theorists. Like someone who believes the moon landing was fake or someone who thinks Marilyn Monroe was killed instead of suicide. In this song (Monroe), Victor repeats 2 sentences over and over again. At the end of the song, you’ve heard it so many times, you start to question yourself if it was suicide. This is what could happen in the mind of someone who is obsessed.
Are you conspiracy theorist yourselves?
Are writers of murder stories murderers? No! We are just musicians that write fictional mini novels, hidden in 5-minute pop songs. When Victor is singing, he’s like an actor playing his role in some movie. When you believe what he sings, he has played his role well. We don’t choose sides and never say what’s right or wrong. You’re old and wise enough to make up your own mind. ?
Two albums in one year?
The previous album Under the Rose was an album of old songs of Victor’s former band Under the Rose. He only had to re-arrange these songs. In the meantime, he never stopped writing new songs and this is the result. Yes, we could have waited another year to release it, but, why should we? We’re very proud of it and anxious to share it with you.
What has changed musically?
Expect the unexpected. Yes, at least half of the songs of the album are typically La Lune Noire, but you might be surprised about the other songs. With no boundaries of a record company and the freedom to explore new soundscapes, songs like Salem, Monroe, Illuminati and The Butterfly Effect are not the ones that can be put into boxes labelled ‘goth’, ‘synthpop’, ‘new wave’ or whatever other label. Be open minded, so are we.
13 songs on the track listing. Is that a coincidence?
No. It’s the perfect number of songs for an album with a title like this one.
La Lune Noire is here to haunt you !
GIGS | WHERE WE HAVE PERFORMED
|2023-02-23||BLACK-OUT @Main Stage||Bibelot, Dordrecht||Forced to Mode (DE)
Angels & Agony
|2023-01-28||De Bunker||De Bunker, Gemert||Tenedle|
|2022-12-17||Wave Invasion||The Crossover Music Pub, Gent (BE)||This can hurt|
|2022-10-22||Wave Invasion @ OJC de Roos||OJC De Roos, Deurne||O.C.D.|
|2022-10-14||Café Bluf||Café Bluf, Heerlen||Machfox|
|2022-01-22||Dark Winter Festival||Le Garage Creative Music, Liege, Belgium||WISBORG (D)
|2021-10-30||Sinner's Day 2021||Heusden Zolder, Belgium||Gary Numan
London after midnight
A split second
And also the trees
Fields of the Nephilim
She past away
The Foreign Resort
And many others
|2021-10-15||Geleen Calling||De Reunie, Geleen||Roza Parks
|2019-10-18||Stand and Deliver||Heimathirsch, Koln (Germany)|
|2019-05-04||Mysteria FantasyFair||Aarschot, Belgium|
|2019-01-19||La Lune Noire & Tenedle||B52, Eernegem, Belgium||Tenedle (NL)|
|2018-12-14||On the House: Wave Invasion||Willem Twee, Den Bosch||32 Ohm (NL)|
|2018-11-23||Platzhirsch Festival 2018||Duisburg, Germany||Non-Alignment Pact (NL)
|2018-10-20||Album release party||Popcentrale Dordrecht||Tenedle (NL)|
|2018-10-05||Wave Invasion Brigant||Brigant Arnhem||32 Ohm (NL)|
|2018-03-24||Synthetic City London 2018|
Electronic Music Festival
|The Water Rats, London, United Kingdom||Berlyn Trilogy (UK)
The Circuit Symphony UK)
Cult With No Name (UK)
Johnny Normal (UK)
Mr. Strange (UK)
Palais Ideal (NL)
|2017-10-28||Nachschade Halloween||Lola, Groningen||Noir Antidote (NL)|
|2017-10-27||Subkultur||Subkultur, Hannover, Germany||Angels & Agony (NL)
Noir Antidote (NL)
|W-Festival 2017||Airport Amogies, Belgium||Fiji
The Serious Five
Lene Lovich Band
The Human League
Thompson Twins’Tom Bailey
|2017-04-15||BLACK-OUT Festival 2017||Poppodium Bibelot, Dordrecht||Schwarzblut (NL)
|2016-09-24||Dark Days New Wave Party||de Reunie, Geleen||Der Klinke (BE)
Ground Nero (NL)
|2016-02-20||HPC Winterfest||Haags Popcentrum, Den Haag|
|2015-11-14||New Wave Cafe||Alblasserdam|
|2015-06-06||Evil Goat Riders & La Lune Noire||Studio Gonz, Gouda||Evil Goat Riders (NL)|
|2015-03-28||La Lune Noire / Benny Hitt||de Reunie, Geleen||Benny Hitt (NL)|
|2015-01-31||New Wave Party||De Keet, Rotterdam|
|2014-10-10||Diary of Dreams||P60, Amstelveen||Diary of Dreams (DE)
The Arch (BE)
|2014-09-20||BLACK-OUT Presents Soviet Soviet||Poppodium, Bibelot||Soviet Soviet (IT)|
|2014-05-10||Dubhfest||JOC de Kouter, Belgium||Lacrimas Profundere (DE)
Diary of Dreams (DE)
Decoded Feedback (CA)
Star Industry (BE)
Der Klinke (BE)
Slave Republic (DE)
Deviant UK (UK)
|2014-04-11||Club Noir Excess Live||JC Volta, Amsterdam|
|2014-02-15||Coldwave / EBM gig||Belvedère, Namur, Belgium||Organic (BE)|
|2014-02-01||Echoland CD Release||Poppodium Bibelot Powerstage|
|2013-10-18||BLACK-OUT Festival 2013||Poppodium, Bibelot||VNV Nation (UK)
Angels & Agony (NL)
Dancing Horses (NL)
|2013-07-28||Summer Darkness||Domplein, Utrecht||Sophya (ISR/NL)
Scarlet Soho (UK)
The Essence (NL)
|2013-04-27||Amphiskios||Platformtheater, Groningen||Schwarzblut (NL)|
|2012-11-17||Confusion||’t Blok, Nieuwerkerk a/d Ijssel||Synthetica (NL)|
|2012-09-15||SeaWave III||Staf Versluys centrum, Bredene, Belgium||Underviewer (BE)(pre-FRONT 242)
|2012-06-01||Club Noir Excess Live||JC Volta, Amsterdam||Synthetica (NL)|
|2012-05-11||Schwarzblut CD Release Party||Burgerweeshuis, Deventer||Model Depose (NL)
|2012-02-25||Tandwieltje II||Dynamo, Eindhoven||Vix Anselmo (DE)
|2011-10-29||Halloween||Barrock, Maastricht||Nafta-2 (NL)|
|2011-10-15||BLACK-OUT Festival||Popcentrale, Dordrecht||Bernard Fate (NL)
Model Depose (NL)
|2011-08-26||Clan of Xymox||Bibelot, Dordrecht||Clan of Xymox (NL)|
|2011-03-19||Kelderpop||Pitt, Heythuysen||Fools of Liberty (NL)|
|2011-01-30||Winterborn II / Exster CD Release||Baroeg, Rotterdam||Spirals (NL)
Luxury Stranger (NL)
The Chameleon Vox (UK)
|2009-09-27||Nitrogen CD Release||Popcentrale, Dordrecht||Pattern Cutoff (NL)|