Atlanta-based Cinema Novo finds their home blending progressive punk, latin rhythms, math rock, and psychedelic ambience to form an intricate sonic mutiny. The result is an engaging fusion of the wildly ranging influences of the members.

Being significantly influenced by film, the band’s name is borrowed from the 1960s Brazilian film movement of the same name, which inspires the group create scenes using sound, and craft soundtracks to a films that don’t exist yet - a set of moving mental pictures re-drawn with every live performance.

Vocals / Haseena Peera
Guitar / Christopher Richardson
Bass / Matthew Klem
Drums / Shawn Moeckly

"Cinema Novo knows how to reduce their fans’ brains to the grey goo of rock awe."

"Their sound is rampaging rock that prowls the vast borders of psychedelic ambiance poised to strike and claim another shredding distorted, echoing chord when it shows itself; but bides its time by rolling forward with a rock swagger that is as appealing as it is fierce."

-Nanobot Rock

"Cinema Novo represents a fresh new voice in modern punk [and] progressive rock and presents a strong message that’s aggressive, upbeat, and highly melodic...Each piece is real — and very defiant in nature."

-Rock n’ Roll View

"You will notice rich musical textures overflowing everywhere – from guitar ambience, sizzling guitar pyrotechnics, driving drums, to pulsating piano and keyboard accents meshed with solos and impressive sonic touches. The sonic overdubbing is packed to the hilt, and is chopped full of exotic soundscapes that lunge at you from every direction. There’s not a dull moment on the entire EP."

-The Muse’s Muse

"…They definitely have that weird, rhythmically complex sound one comes to expect from a group like Mutemath or a Radiohead, coming up with intricate song structure and movements — hearing is believing."

-Shaking Hands with Savages

Please direct all booking or press inquiries to cinemanovoatl@gmail.com.