Neon Highwire
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Neon Highwire

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
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"most importantly of all: they’re really rather good." - The Other Side Of The River


"And now we’re blessed with Neon Highwire. Their tunes come at you at breakneck speed and leave you wondering if their self-description of “nihilistic deeply distorted bass driven house” is sufficiently intense." - London Tunes


"...a crazy kind of electro-dance-funk noise going on that somehow kept reminding me of the Mighty Boosh. It is only enhanced by the leaping around and flailing of the band members and we have to give a special shout out to Steve-o’s boiler suit, Kanye West, flashing belt combo." - Where The Wild Things Are


"6 Music’s Tom Robinson faves Neon Highwire harness synth, steel and string into something rather marvellous indeed. If Metronomy had stayed a three piece and not gone all shite then perhaps the output would not be so far away from NHW." - No Fiction


"...this is certainly one of the more accomplished efforts of the month – bouncy, engaging and interesting. Yummers" - Subba Cultcha


"The song structure is great and the length is just about right for a radio edit."

http://www.unsignedbandreview.com/review.php?idrw=128 - unsignedbandreview.com


Featured on both episodes 2 & 3 of Andy Quirk's Hits Of The Near Future.

http://hitsofthenearfuture.podomatic.com/ - Andy Quirk


Don't: Wait played as part of West Side Will's Artist Showcase.

http://www.westsidewill.com/artistshowcase/index.php - West Side Will


"With a great cross between electronica and chippy rock, Neon Highwire are a fine example of the health of English music. The problem lies in the health of the English music business whose blindness to the potential of bands like this will be remembered and noted, come the f****** revolution." - Rebel Riffs


"Rather than lay claim to overly simple rhythms a chord progression, Neon Highwire's songs are laced with touches of elegance and intricate meanderings that makes them rather nice to listen - an impression is also left that these may also be killer dancefloor chooooooons."

"Without wishing to be crass, retro geared electro is the popular mass-music theme at the moment and as such any band with an extra few quid seem to feel the need to get buzz-shit together. Unfortunately most of these band's are shite - Neon Highwire... are not."

http://easymusicfordifficultears.blogspot.com/search/label/neon%20highwire - Easy Music For Difficult Ears


"They have one goal with their grab bag of electro punk 'to make you dance like a grizzly bear on a Turkish hotplate.' With parts of their debut EP Luminescence they certainly succeed! Whilst much of the recent wave of lifeless, derivative, disposable electro pop has been executed with all the painful surgical precision of having one of your wisdom teeth removed with a lazer, over produced and lacking in energy or personality of their eighties heroes, another lazy neon, copy of a copy cluttering up the charts with painful vocals and obvious rhythms (miss La Roux and Little Boots step forward)." - God Is In The TV


Daily Dischord's review of Luminescence stated "Neon Highwire are a band worthy of your attention, so make sure you check this infectious EP out as soon as possible."

http://www.dailydischord.com/single.php?p=27189 - Daily Dischord


Article written by Neon Highwire for Musosguide.com

http://musosguide.com/music-commentary-is-written-by-idiots/8971 - Muso's Guide


"Filed somewhere between a friendlier Death From Above 1979 and a nastier Hot Chip, Neon Highwire specialise in, in their own words “nihilistic deeply distorted-bass driven house”."

http://93feeteast.tumblr.com/tagged/Neon_Highwire - 93 Feet East Blog


"Under Moonlight is as infectious and if not better produced than any of the signed music in my collection to date. If I had this on Vinyl it would be scratched to death by now! Awesome! 10/10 JUST BUY IT!"

http://sherwoodradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=94 - Sherwood Radio


The first time here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/tom_robinsons_introducing/tracklisting_20090615.shtml

The second time here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/tom_robinsons_introducing/tracklisting_20090719.shtml - BBC 6 Music


"Two years on the scene, London gents Neon Highwire have been cutting their angular-chops in all the right places, and it shows... Already playlisted by the BBC and with plans for a UK tour this year, it looks like the future’s not only bright for this trio, it’s neon." - Rock Sound


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Surrealist geek electro upstarts Neon Highwire are the party destroying sensation that have been named as ones to watch with good reason. They’ve been championed by Tom Robinson of BBC 6Music, had track named track of the year by Sherwood Radio before it was even released and have gained a reputation for their devastating live shows countrywide which have included performances with Pete & The Pirates, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Dragonette to name a few.

The band’s 2009 début EP Luminescence (mastered at The Exchange), described by Rock Sound magazine as “cutting their angular-chops in all the right places, and it shows” was a shining culmination of these various elements. It includes the single Neon Blink, subsequently released on Blue Dove Records with a number of high profile remix b-sides and also featured in a Finnish TV show created by Jere Vainikka. It also features the sensationally catchy Under Moonlight, featured in the film “Maya’s Voice” and a favourite of Tom Robinson (BBC) and James Theaker (NME) with good reason.

2010 saw the digital single release of the spectacular Bear At The Bus Stop with its incredible accompanying promotional video which on the day of its release caused their channel to become the 45th most viewed musician on Youtube. This was followed in 2011 with the anthemic Spin Off & the cult sensation Kim Jong Il Looking At Things.

In 2013 the band release their incredible debut album Relate, a cataclysmic journey documenting the breakdown of relationships, the discovery of self and the hurt that goes with the process. Featuring 13 incredible tracks including the cool intensity of “Just Suppose”, the dance-floor magnet “Initialise” & the sublime “These Movies Have Become One Big Joke”. It’s no wonder there’s so much excitement for this release.

Whether it’s the insightful witticisms of their interviews and blog updates, the detail within the multiple layers integral to their sound or the infectious beats that bring to mind the meat of Sonic Youth’s pop phase being fed through a Bugged Out blender, it’s no wonder Neon Highwire count artists such as French Horn Rebellion or Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs amongst their fans. In their own twisted words, it’s an electravaganza.