The band’s growing list of influences come from a variety of genres, but the atmosphere and emotion of post-rock and emo served as the common link that brought the members together. Drawing inspiration from bands such as American Football, Brand New, Moneen, Moving Mountains, and Toe, New Design’s music features dynamic and atmospheric sonic landscapes accompanied by memorable vocal melodies.
Flashes of New Design’s signature sound were first heard in their debut EP Burn Out The Sky (2012). However it is the band’s first ever full-length album Far From Home (2015) (recorded and engineered by Kenny Bridges of Canadian band Moneen) that best represents their emotive live sound; the one that has been captivating fans at their live shows for years.
New Design currently plays throughout their home province Ontario and set foot in the U.S for the first time in 2017. The band has recently teamed up with producer Anton Delost (Seaway, Bearings) to record a follow up EP to be released in 2019. With a strong work ethic, great music, and a desire to be heard, New Design hope to find a place in the hearts of everyone willing to listen.