Neon Highwire

Neon Highwire

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Neon Highwire combine dirty electro, anthemic vocal harmonies & intricate guitar work all tied together in a fiercely addictive package. Always danceable, though never predictable, their music draws from an eclectic range of sources keeping the sound adventurous and unafraid to push boundaries.

Biography

Neon Highwire combine dirty electro, anthemic vocal harmonies & intricate guitar work all tied together in a fiercely addictive package. Always danceable, though never predictable, their music draws from an eclectic range of sources keeping the sound adventurous and unafraid to push boundaries. They're based in South London and are known for their intense live shows in venues such as 93 Feet East, The Old Blue Last & 333.

Formed in the autumn of 2008, the group began creating relentless dance music driven by a distorted bass guitar and a simple sampler in order to cleanse their palettes from previous Bristol-based projects Antistar and Antiba. Both of these previous bands had shown a great ability to create guitar based rock that was simultaneously infectious and unafraid to try new things. The results of the initial jams was an uncompromising sound falling somewhere between Death From Above 1979 and 65DaysOfStatic that evolved further as the band became familiar with the setup, each other and themselves. Over time songs emerged from these beginnings which were mercilessly edited to reveal the deeper melodies within. These tracks were to become the Luminescence EP.

The tracks taken from the forthcoming EP Luminescence deftly combine sophisticated layering in the song structures whilst simultaneously leaving hooks stuck in your head long after the music has finished. From the commanding stomp of Neon Blink to the electrifying onslaught of Don’t: Wait, the tunes are fat free and incredibly addictive.

Their live show is an explosive, somewhat theatrical affair where the tracks meld together as one big mood aligning mix whilst the band themselves are a blur of energy belting out note after note as though it’s the most important of their existence. This has helped them gain a fast growing reputation which sees them regularly play in London venues.

Tom Robinson championed Under Moonlight on his BBC 6 Music show, and with good reason. It’s a straightforward song that shows a knack for knowing where to add more and where to strip away. The pounding breakdown and build that appear where usually you’d find a more traditional middle eight in a song put your hairs on end with anticipation. By the time it kicks in to the last chorus, you’re powerless to resist.

Luminescence was released on Monday 14th December digitally with the physical format to shortly follow. More details at http://www.neonhighwire.com.

Lyrics

Don't: Wait

Written By: Neon Highwire

Jump! No - don’t: wait a bit.
There- don’t you feel a prying eye?
They’re always so discreet
Suspicions bleeding lies .
Get down! It’s a fantasy.
Stand Up! It’s revolutionary.
Hold on, hold on – this can’t go on,
This can’t go on.
Jump up! No – don’t: wait a bit,
Break out! And take another hit.
Hold on, hold on – it won’t be long,
This can’t go on.
You say want to
Uncover something new
But simple virtue
Will only scupper you
You say you want to
Discount a broken truth
But how can you when you’re all alone?


Chorus
They watch you in your sleep,
Slow motion as you breathe,
But you’ve got to play this,
Got to play this part…part,
But you tear it up yeah,
You tear it up now,
You tear it up now,
Tear it up!

Breakdown
Save my soul!
Kiss you on the dance floor
Save my soul!
It's you that I'm waiting for
Save my soul!
Kiss you on the dance floor
Save my soul!
It's you that I'm waiting for

Jump up!
No - don't: wait a bit,
Break out!
And take another hit,
Hold on, hold on,
It won't be long this can't go on.

Chorus x 2

Neon Blink

Written By: Neon Highwire

And so we find ourselves
In the streets
Another life away
From where we’ve been
Of all the darkness we
Called our home
There’s nothing left to do but
Drive alone

So through the arteries
That we reclaim anew
You trace the secret route
You always thought you knew

This is the precious time
Of the un-ending stare
The neon blinks away
Completely unaware

C1

We don’t know where we are going
But what do I say when you’re already gone
Under the lights that burn into view
But what do I say when you’re already gone

We’re alive, we don’t have to say it even though it’s true
That all of this will fade away
But what do I say when you’re already gone

V2

You lost yourself again
In all the lights
And colours everywhere
Don’t try to fight

Sleep’s not arriving yet
But in your dreams
You’ll find another there
Or what might seem

To be the dead-eyed stare
A manufactured glare
Of times you shouldn’t wear
In public without care

This is the solemn time
When we regret our crime
A sharp dividing line
Between your life and mine

C2

We don’t know where we are going
But what do I say when all you do is stare
Into the sky, a fractured smile
But what do I say when you’re already gone

We don’t know, we don’t ever try and understand
Why moments like this just fade away
But what do I say when you’re already gone

Under Moonlight

Written By: Neon Highwire

Verse 1:

Re-trace your steps,
Find your mistake,
The subtle fade of yesterday
Until you see what's wrong you can't feel right,
You'll always stumble where there's no moonlight,
The past a lamp to light your way... today.

Bridge:

I can see you walking from me,
Fading gently like a memory.

Chorus:

Never regret a single touch,
Beleaguered love hurts you so much,
You are the day, I am the night,
We disappear under moonlight.

Verse 2:

As darkness draws its final breath,
It's not a question of its depth,
I take a step: you run right out of sight,
I take a bow: you crawl back into night,
A fatal glimpse signals the day

BRIDGE

Breakdown:

Because inside the box there lies a bigger truth,
There lives a spark open to hearts inspite of youth,
If there's an open way to trim those claws to think,
Then step outside before your hopes begin to sink,
Because it's blocked my own way out,
Because it's blocked my own way out,
Because it's blocked my own way out,
Because of rising fear of doubt!

CHORUS

Creation #4.00

Written By: Neon Highwire

The paint won't come off no matter what I try
Just a faded reminder of an event gone by
It hasn't been the same since we rode bikes into the river
The cold water on a hot day leaves a memory of a shiver
You weren't there for me then and you're not there for me now
I wonder if you look back, are you proud?
It's just one of those events that sculpts who you become
Whether giver or receiver it's consequences are done
Part of our lives and part of our existence though I rarely think about it without some form of resistance
Part of our lives and part of our existence though I rarely think about it without some form of resistance

J
A fearless time to recognise
It never came as a surprise
You feel it slip out of your mind
A simple line to paralyse

Too many times you realise
The

No-one can stop the clock in time
Or floor the walls that you must climb
It twists and turns without return
A simple line which you must burn

We're hypnotised
By our own disguise

Luke:
I don't wanna have that feeling, no
All the things that you believe in

Jim:
And you will find
Theres nothing you can leave behind
Another kind
Of memory lost under the signs

And you will find
That all the things you pushed aside
Will come alive
A burning photo in your mind

Pull away from all that
You create inside your
Head, your fate is nothing
But a circle which you

Pull away from all that
You create inside your
Head, your fate is nothing
But a circle which you

Akira!

Written By: Neon Highwire

Aggression

Running some other way,
Got to get out
But it's already too late
To pull yourself out of this now,
Dedicating endless plaques to friends
You’re not proud

Proud of something that’s changed
Flicked a switch inside
Your head it erupts;
It pulls you down with a shout loud,
What follows next was never planned,
Well, not that you knew

All words drown out
You’re falling down
--------
Reeling and feeling its dragging you down

Reflection

You can’t deny
Our slow decline
But ever since I

I’ve changed you cry
This timeless lie
Is growing on me

It’s all that’s left of me
My life my fight my time my vice my crime my life my time

Aggression

Youll never relate to what it feels like
Cos its already too late
To feel a thing when your
Insides, are full of hate
And theres no time to fake decisions

It’s a subliminal fate
It wraps itself round
Your fear of what is blowing away
The world it seems
Is weighing down on you like a mirror

Is it just a splinter
Of all we lost
-----------
Caught in the spotlight but no-one is ever looking at you

Reflection

You can’t deny
Our slow dick line
Accelerates mine

I’ve changed you cry
This timeless lie
Is growing on me

It’s all that’s left of me
My life my fight my time my vice my crime
------------------------------------------+
All that you break is our shared fall
All that youever see is the remains of you
All you see, will never be

Isometric View

Written By: Neon Highwire

Peeling back your infant
Race contortion element
Isometric views of
Some new world you heard about
If there's money to spend, you'll know what to do, it's common sense
There's money to spend, you know what to do, it's common sense
There's money to spend, you know what to do, it's common sense
It never was cool, Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg
Arabian envy is gravity deficient, if the reason is pure you'll never need for a ride
Your own type of anger is typing into me
Because the intercourse is a kind of freight, of freight, of freight...
I'm ripping
And slipping
And rubbing
No, just rubbing
I push, you pull
I look, you shake
We walk, you talk
If you don't take this su-su-seriouss-ss-ess-s-s
Who could want for more when your pain is old?
I'm just wondering where the clock is going to bounce this time
A young man showed more wisdom
In ten short seconds than I
Have known for ages
If it's real, you vagabond
A Persian
Persuasion
Is looking
To sample
Your wares
And touch
Against
The river

We haven't a clue, we never did, the same old
We haven't a clue, we never did, the same old
We haven't a clue, we never did, the same old
...

Discography

Luminescense (2009)
1. Neon Blink
2. Don't: Wait
3. Creation
4. Under Moonlight
5. Isometric View
6. Akira!

Neon Gifts (2009)
1. Fantasy Land (Christmas In The TerrorZone)

Set List

Anything from 20-60 minutes, all original material pulling from past releases and new tracks. Tracks played live to date include:

Neon Blink, Don't: Wait, Creation #004, Under Moonlight, Isometric View, Akira!, Endless Description, Salamander Commander, Brain Train & Fantasy Land