We are very proud to announce that this show celebrates the release of Neon Indian's new album
Neon Indian is the work of Alan Palomo, a young synth-wizard who first created waves as VEGA. After writing a batch of off-the-cuff recordings that weren’t quite right as VEGA songs, Palomo released them as Neon Indian and what started as a careless outlet for ideas too offbeat to fit the VEGA mold has since gone on to pioneer a genre with the likes of Washed Out and Toro Y Moi all turning people onto their blissed out electronic sounds of the summer. Neon Indian’s sound is as Palomo describes it, “Childhood re-contextualized through a psychedelic, lo-fi filter. The idea of memory before you were old enough to have memories.” Neon Indian's eagerly anticipated second album "Era Extraña" is released on Transgressive records October 10th, and this sees the band's biggest London show to date.
"applying warp factor suncream to soft rock, synthpop and disco with a liberal dose of chutzpah and charm"NME
“Beneath the hazy sonics from this bedroom electro-pop project are well- structured and highly addictive songs”Pitchfork
Formed by twin brothers Miles & Marcus Haughton earlier this year and quickly enrolling the services of old friends Louis Bhose (bass) and Oscar Manthorpe (guitar) the band set to work on putting together their unique brand of electronic indie pop. The songs that emerged from these early sessions proved an instant hit with the blogosphere who fell for their emotive vocals, melodic guitar lines and infectious drums one site boldly stating that the band "might present the dawning of a new era for pop music. They're that good."
In a town where music heritage is long and illustrious stretching back over several decades, Luke Elgie, Rich Sutton & Tom Larthe met amongst the chosen few who gathered to study ‘Popular & Contemporary Music’ and hone their understanding of their chosen instruments. The band recruited the percussive and tech skills of John Martindale and the deft touch of David Williams as a 3rd guitarist and pianist, and they had completed a live sound that is far greater than the sum of all its parts, with songs that defy the listener to try and walk away without a chorus replaying, on repeat, in their mind. Musical comparisons are futile, SHIELDS remain unique and once they are in your head, they are yours to fall for.