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Left to Right: Matthew Klem | Shawn Moeckly | Haseena Peera | Christopher Richardson
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Things to Know

Band Members

Haseena PeeraVocals
Christopher RichardsonGuitar
Shawn MoecklyDrums
Matthew KlemBass



Cinema Novo is what happens when a band tries to make a movie...or, when filmmakers start a band.

Atlanta-based Cinema Novo finds their home blending progressive punk, world rhythms, math rock, and psychedelic ambience to form an intricate sonic mutiny. Then, they bring their music to life through film. The result is an audio-visual fusion of the group's wildly ranging influences into a single common vision.

Moving pictures and music are inextricably tied, with every scene connected to a musical moment in time, every sound connected to its visual counterpart. The band’s name is borrowed from the 1960s Brazilian film movement of the same name, which inspires the group to create scenes using sound, do more with less, and craft the soundtracks to the stories they want to see told - a set of moving mental pictures redrawn with every live performance.

The group's current project, Seven Headed Lion, is a musical film series connecting modern social conflict with the ancient mythology of different cultures from around the world.


"You don’t know anyone who works harder than the Cinema Novo kids." ...WUSSY MAG

"The blurred vision, the stumbling and groping about, the brief flashes of clarity, the feelings of elation followed by crippling nausea — it’s all there in graphic detail accompanied by Cinema Novo’s thrilling, white-knuckle soundtrack." ...Immersive Atlanta

"They make emotionally compelling musical scores that almost seem as if they are soundtracks ripped from some of the world's most impactful films. Technicality and style combined with the fires of passion for life and art are the elements that compose Cinema Novo." ...Plasma Magazine

"Cinema Novo lifts you from the plane of reality and transports you to their world." [They] know how to reduce their fans’ brains to the grey goo of rock awe." ...-Nanobot Rock


Seven Headed Lion, Part 2: Isonade (2017) Seven Headed Lion, Part 1: Horse Eater (2016) LIVE @ STAR BAR