The Element Neon- Neon Rouge EP.
‘The Element Neon’ is the debut EP on the loose from local band – Neon Rouge. Jack White and The Black Keys spring to mind as I listen to the garage blues sound and the mainstream choruses coupled together. Four members turned five members is exciting. Welcome Ben Hughes on keys and harmonica.
It starts with a corrosive ambiguous bluesy rock melody from INIZIO. “Great Gods watch over me,” highlights that these lads value their influences and are eager to learn from them. The dominance of the keyboard puts Neon Rouge in that contemporary rock category.
Radicals Rising single Fisty Cuffs is a recipe of Jack White’s old and new music which comes as one like a jigsaw for this alternative group. We hear them fuzzy guitar riffs again and Kieran on the drums throughout the EP keeps the contagious beat going without a blunder. The eerie instrumental is topped off by Kieran’s recorded blurry-like speaking voice. “She got those eyes which will, will pull you in”, he goes on describing that certain girl with his distinctive vocals which is an awesome song writing path way to take. This band definitely has a unique edge towards them.
Not Good Enough shows off their rock mod side of music and influences. Jon’s guitar solo is immense and with the extreme sound he makes it seizes your attention and takes you to another dimension. “You got the right” starts the track off, with these positive lyrics shimmers a positive future for Neon Rouge as people and their music.
The aim of Neon Rouge; “The aim is to adapt and create a ballsy blues genre and make listeners feel, not just listen.” It’s up to you to decide if they’ve accomplished this.
Catch these at the Underground on Saturday releasing ‘The Element Neon’ EP.
By Lucee Clarke