NEON HIGHWIRE- Relate
After my last review was dubbed the worst review ever read
(Fan of The Sick Livers, 2013), then I should include the disclaimer
I am not held responsible if this is neither readable or interesting.
Mind you, Neon Highwire are a trio who sound a lot better than those
Welsh glunk-rockers anyway. Will probably be accused of reading NME
for that one. Hey ho.
Having said that, I suppose Neon Highwire are a bit scene and therefore
somewhat generic. Somewhere between Hot Chip, The Klaxons and bands
of that indie-electro ilk, their sound doesnt do anything remotely
new but that doesnt mean you wont want to listen to it.
Three men not from London, Neon Highwire all play synths so Relate
is something of a synth-off, if anything- a bit like the
episode of The Mighty Boosh when they play Future Sailor;
a fusion of electronica to take the listener back to 1984 before you
can say but wont that haircut make me look a bit of a
prick? From tunes with symbols for names to those that use actual
words to form their titles (e.g. Older Forests), Neon Highwire have
a dramatic impact, majestic beats leading a powerful style of songwriting
that can only be listened to wearing a ridiculous hat. And probably
in Camden. One to see what you think really. Apparently they are really
Released September 2013