Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk


Sounds like

drums+ synth +, Bass X 2(Guitars) , = love(hate)X2 + Lust


band members

Jamie Luxton - Drums Michael Belsar - Synth / Guitar Jack Craven - Vocals / Guitar Bryce Forrester - Bass Nipuna Jay - Vocals / Guitar


Influences

Mercy Arms, Reptiles, birthday party


Unearthed artists we like

Howl


Bio

Neon Love are a talented bunch of guys from Ballarat, some of whom have already drummed up a bit of buzz as part of Unearthed High winners Howl. Being in just one of those bands would be a respectable feat for young’uns from rural Victoria, so ‘Holiday’ comes as a welcome and impressive surprise. The vocal inflections and arrangement (including the shouted refrain at the end) heavily recall Tokyo Police Club, but it’s not direct cribbing/hero worship because the song beneath it is pretty darn catchy. in itself You know, it’s jaunty indie rock and it’s fun so more power to these guys. They’ll probably go far. Much further than Ballarat. -Matt Hickey (whothehell.net) I went searching the interwebs for highly bloggable material and found NEON LOVE sitting over on the charts of Triple J’s unearthed. They hail from a little town in Victoria, Australia called Ballarat (also known for its large gold deposits back in the 1850’s). With dashes of Vampire Weekend’ish guitar riffs and story telling phrases that force you to really ‘listen’ to the lyrics, its just some more great Australian produce. Absentee (tradehooks.com)

Review

Reviewed by iggystardust saltyrockdog

27 Nov 2012

30

This is nice and atmospheric whilst still retaining huge amounts of pop rock fun. You can hit the serious side hard but the fun side a whole lot harder.

This is nice and atmospheric whilst still retaining huge amounts of pop rock fun. You can hit the serious side hard but the fun side a whole lot harder.

Review

Reviewed by ktrain! keeganthomson

22 Jun 2011

40

This band reminds me of all my favourite bands! Its like someone has taken the Strokes, Vampire Weekend and maybe Regurgitator and put them into a blender and THIS has come out! Fast, catchy riffs filled with nice drums and sweet az vocals. This music certainly isn't dead!

This band reminds me of all my favourite bands! Its like someone has taken the Strokes, Vampire Weekend and maybe Regurgitator and put them into a blender and THIS has come out! Fast, catchy riffs filled with nice drums and sweet az vocals. This music certainly isn't dead!