Lunavela is the current musical project of Steve Mathieson, formerly of Auckland indie outfit Collapsing Cities.
His new material is a departure from the guitar based songs of his previous band and is best described as synth dream pop. All songs on his forthcoming album (out early 2017) were written around upright piano, bass lines and synth riffs.
Says Mathieson, “I would describe my songs as storytelling based songs about love, relationship breakdowns and intimacy etc.”
His first two singles ‘Burn For You’ and ‘British Amelia’ are both lush electronic offerings with hypnotic percussion, synth hooks and catchy yearning vocals.