drums+ synth +, Bass X 2(Guitars) , = love(hate)X2 + Lust
Jamie Luxton - Drums Michael Belsar - Synth / Guitar Jack Craven - Vocals / Guitar Bryce Forrester - Bass Nipuna Jay - Vocals / Guitar
Mercy Arms, Reptiles, birthday party
Unearthed artists we like
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)
Drums + bass x 2 guitars + synth x 2 vocals = love(hate)x2 + lust. Check them out when they play Groovin the Moo in Bendigo.
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
Well originally we formed cause we kind of bonded over the same music but as we grew a little older everyone spanned off and developed different tastes. Our sound has really been a progression of the last few years, recording our EP helped to get us on the right track, but over the last few months we've really knuckled down and tried to create something a bit more cohesive. I couldn't really tell you how our sound was developed cause we're still very much in the process.
What can the Groovin the Moo audience expect from your live show?
I don't even know what to expect yet. I know Nipuna and Jack (Singers/Guitarists) have some ideas so I suppose you'll just have to wait and see. I'm guessing it'll be a lot of energy and maybe some kind of theatrics. One thing that I don't like doing is just walking on stage and playing each song as they were recorded, start to finish, and walk off. Something will happen.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Groovin the Moo?
Definitely Spoon. They're one band I've followed for a very long time and I hear they are killer live. Also it'll be interesting to see Empire Of The Sun, just to watch how Luke Steele and his band pull off the album live.
What’s coming up in the future?
A new EP. We're kind of home producing a lot of it this time around, spending more time on sounds and melodies rather than getting a 36 hours to quickly squeeze out 5 tracks. It should be a lot different to our last release.
Australian music is?
Closely tied but hugely diverse.View Profile Hide Interview