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Song You Need to Know: AshenMoon, ‘Without Faith’

Featuring INXS’ Garry Beers and Juke Kartel’s Toby Rand, AshenMoon is the LA-based rock band on the cusp of greatness.

Following a powerful debut last year, it looking clearer by the day that 2021 is set to be the year of AshenMoon, the LA rock band founded by Aussie artists Garry Beers (INXS) and Toby Rand (Juke Kartel).

Arriving onto the scene in 2019, AshenMoon first gave fans a taste of their music by way of their tracks “Dustbowl” and “Mosquito” in early 2020. A mesmerising example of the group’s soaring rock sound, these were joined by a further pair of singles – “Future Kings & Queens” and “Without Faith” – before the release of their debut EP, Umbra I, in October.

A stellar collection of tracks that serves as an early example of the group’s forthcoming domination, the group are on track to release a full-length record in the near future, though they’ve just given fans access to the music video to “Without Faith”.

The first track written by the then-nascent band, “Without Faith” is a slick, bluesy rock number, featuring passionate vocals from Rand, while Beers, guitarist Jimmy Khoury, and drummer Zak St John define exactly what a rock rhythm section should be.

The clip for “Without Faith” however, adds an extra layer to the equation. While the song itself is a powerful showcase of exceptional rock, the video delivers an insight into the band itself. Mixing footage of a live performance, behind the scenes rehearsal, and candid clips from the studio, it humanises the outfit, showing that behind the masterfully-produced exterior is a group of mates who are in it for the sheer love of music.

“It took me awhile to find the right partners in crime for new music,” Beers explained in a statement. “It’s a very personal relationship to delve into and I always feel that a solid friendship is the biggest part of sharing such a journey.

“Not since my days with INXS have I felt more connected to music,” he added. “We made this record from the heart and pay homage to all the great rock bands and artists that have inspired us to devote our lives to music.”

While AshenMoon’s Umbra I is out now, the band are on track to release their debut album at some point later in 2021. Currently, there’s no word as to when Australian fans might get a chance to catch them live, but if you want a sneak peek at just how riveting that experience might be, check out the official video above.

AshenMoon’s “Without Faith” and their Umbra I EP are both out now.