Luminous Newts is an eclectic prog-pop/rock band based in Berkeley, California.
People have said we sound a bit like: Toy Matinee, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, “kind of a progged-out Blondie,” Florence and the Machine, and “Sandy Denny meets Genesis.” Pretty wide range, huh?
Praise for Luminous Newts:
“A rich helping of excellent songcraft … ideas that are extremely original and seemingly timeless … quality work that most definitely deserves to be heard.”
“The interesting work of this American group, located at the edges of the art rock genre, certainly has a good chance of finding many fans.”
– Artur Chachlowski, Radio MLWZ, Poland – translated from: http://goo.gl/9v5coE
“Good rock and roll, sung from the bottom of the soul…love this stuff!!!”
– Dennis Bernstein, KPFA/Pacifica Radio, Berkeley, CA
“What a debut it is! … very enjoyable … influenced by big prog bands like Pink Floyd and Genesis, but they do not sound like a ‘typical’ old fashioned prog band at all … this album is great … I would love to see them perform live.”
Email us: thea (at) luminousnewts (you know the rest)
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From left: Andy Charmatz, guitar; Gary Hobish, bass; Eric Kampman, keyboards, vocals and songwriting; Matt Kerby, drums; Thea Kelley, vocals and songwriting.