Beirut-based indie band sandmoon offers an original take on pop-rock, blending it with subtle Middle-Eastern intonations, creating a unique timeless space.

The band has been doing live gigs (Beirut, London, Brussels…)and releasing albums for more than 10 years, attracting media attention and a cult-like following especially in the Middle-East, yet also beyond its borders.

Selected as one of the 13 best indie female singers in the Middle East by Cairo Scene/Scene Noise two years in a row, sandmoon also won the Award for Best Soundtrack at the Lebanese Movie Awards 2017 for the soundtrack of Listen directed by renown Lebanese director, Philippe Arcatingi. 

They released their first album “Home” in 2014, an EP “#IntheEnd” in 2016 and in 2018, a 3-song EP “Beirut-Berlin Session” produced by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, PJ Harvey…). Their second full length album, “Put a Gun/Commotion” was released in May 2020 and “While We Watch the Horizon Sink” in November 2022, both produced at the acclaimed indie studio in Beirut, Tunefork Studio.

As of this year, Sandmoon will be releasing a series of one-off singles, the first one being “Confessions” – release date: 31st May 2024. 



“One of the more alluring outfits to emerge in the region over the past decade” - Cairo Scene.

“Characterized by sophisticated orchestration and folk-infused songwriting, Middle-Eastern inspired elements supporting Arslanian's sweetly quavering voice,” - IndieShuffle. 

“Arslanian herself invoking a bit of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell with her vocal and lyrical stylings,” - RedBull Music Academy Radio. 

“Each release brings slightly different colors and emotions – but always great melodies,“ - Beehype.

"The band has some thought-provoking dualities at its core, not only looking East and West culturally, but also to the past, present and future for musical inspiration" - Analogue Trash.


The Musicians /

Sandra Arslanian - vocals, keys, ukulele, rhythm guitar
Sam Wehbi - lead guitars
Georgy Flouty - bass/soundscapes
Dani Shukri - drums


Played at...

Here's a non-exhaustive list of venues in LEBANON: Station Beirut, Ballroom Blitz, Onomatopeia, Radio Beirut, Rock & Bach, Art Lounge, Tota, Demo, New Mezyan, Bardo, EM Chill, Dany's, Zico House, Knock on Wood, Walimat Warde,...

Events/Festivals in Lebanon: Amnesty International/Sofar Sounds - Give a Home, Sofar Sounds Beirut, Jim Beam Rocks Festival, Light Fm/Zouk Mikael Festival,Lehfed Festival, AUB Outdoors, PLUR Events, Fête de la Musique, LAU Summer Fest, ALBA Music Cycle, Poetic Licence, AUB BraveHeart Healing Harmonies,... 

Venues in EUROPE: LONDON - Sofar Sounds London, St Margaret's House, Hornbeam Café, Art Pavillion,Ye Old Rose & Crown Theater  - BRUSSELS - Théâtre de la Flûte Enchantée, BAO, Concert en Appartment, Rock Classic - OEYNHAUSEN/MINDEN (Germany) - Druckerei, Ameise Kulturhügel - PARIS  - Pop In - STOCKHOLM - Pet Sounds

& Selected as an official SXSW 2019 artist