London indie rockers Neon Islands follow up their recent single, the Liam Nolan produced Luck, with a sure-fire winner in the form of MOON. Listen to the song below, and you’ll know why they garnered support slots for the likes of The Night Café and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
The band describes their sound as ‘acid washed pop,’ and that seems apt. It’s guitar pop, underpinned by a taut post-punk bassline, and topped off with a highly personal and intimate vocal performance. The synths and harmonies bring a hazy warmth to the track – an excellent fit as the band successfully encapsulates emotional travails in a style similar to Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.
As to the concept behind the lyrics, the band explained: “‘MOON explores the deep challenges that come from the day-to-day routine of a long-distance relationship. The main theme of the song is the confusion generated by the sadness of being apart. Starting a long-distance relationship is like going through a breakup, except for the fact that the lovers are actually trying to salvage the relationship, not to end it. Other than that, all the feelings are exactly the same.”
MOON can be streamed or downloaded on all major platforms – you can find details here. Head over to Neon Island’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages to find out more about the band, scheduled live dates, and upcoming releases.