Porcelain Moon

Indie pop darlings Porcelain Moon (formerly known as Emerger) are back with a slate of new music and a shiny new name.

The Capetonian duo is the musical fusion of husband and wife team, Emma Goode (lead vocalist/pianist) and Gerry Matthee (producer/multi-instrumentalist), who have been spinning synth-pop daydreams into reality since meeting in high school. They further honed their craft while studying side-by-side towards jazz and classical music degrees at the University of Cape Town.

Their sound can be described as dreamy, with synth-driven melodies, cinematic progressions, honeyed pop vocals, and punchy beats. They’ve been compared to the likes of Haley Williams (Paramore), London Grammar and Oh Wonder. Emma’s vocals are at once intimate and soaring, floating across bouncing grooves, lush 80s/90s-inspired synth and drum machine textures, and rounded out by Gerry’s tasteful guitar and bass parts with a modern production twist.

After a year-long hiatus, the duo will be releasing a string of new music, starting with the release of “Wishbone” on the 3rd of May 2024.

This also marks a new chapter for the band, who have changed their name from Emerger to Porcelain Moon. "We're incredibly proud of everything we’ve achieved under the Emerger name," says Emma. “This is why we wanted to migrate our back catalog to the new name on all streaming platforms. We've always felt a pull towards a moniker that better reflects our dreamy sound. The name originates from a song we wrote with the same title, which will be released later this year. It’s about how the pursuit of music has often felt like a bit of a fragile dream, and Porcelain Moon feels like a more fitting representation. We are extremely excited about all the new music we’ve been creating behind the scenes and hope fans will resonate with it as much as we do.”

Porcelain Moon’s self-produced debut mini-album Bloom (under the Emerger name) received international acclaim, with their first single "Break & Fall" selected from nearly 5000 entrants as winner of the Avid and Abbey Road  Studios Song Contest, which gave them the opportunity to visit the studio in London and attend a mastering session of their winning song.

Since then, the group has played on notable South African radio and have been showcased numerous times by BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6 Music. They have been featured in various Apple Music and Spotify editorial playlists with a cumulative total of over 900 000 streams and counting.

The duo have opened for some of South Africa’s biggest acts including GoodLuck, Die Heuwels Fantasties and Francois van Coke and played numerous venues across South Africa. Most notably, they’ve played the main stage at Up The Creek Music Festival as well as the TicketPro Dome Stadium in Johannesburg. 

Expect to see much more from Porcelain Moon in the months ahead as they continue to showcase their irresistible sound to an ever growing fanbase.