Earthshine was formed in 2014 by me (Sam Dwyer) and my brother Connor Dwyer. I've played guitar for a number of years in the shoegazer band Lunaire, while Connor has been drumming and playing guitar in many different rock bands. We decided to form a band where we could create sad, heavy music. We take a lot of influence from bands like Warning, 40 Watt Sun, Ahab, Bathory, Alcest, Cathedral, Candlemass etc. as well as bands like Slowdive, Nothing and Mono.
Doomed to Wander and Never Die was written and recorded during 2014 and 2015. During this time we took a trip with our sister to New Zealand which we found very inspiring. The album cover photo was taken during this trip. This album was written with landscapes we saw there in mind.