It’s been a few years in the making, but it’s been worth the wait. We can now reveal that War Beats – the follow up 2016’s eponymous debut from DEF NEON – will be released on the 27th of November, 2020.
Based on the North Wales border, DEF NEON have forged a unique sound by blending vintage sequencers, samplers and drum machines with rock guitars, punk bass and emotive vocals; delivering music that the band describes as ‘Daft Punk meets Siousxie Sioux’ – a cohesive blend of synthpop, rock and dirty electro.
Defying attempts to be categorised, War Beats stands as a testament to the diversity of DEF NEON’s sound: From the energetic temper of Fight/Fight/Fight and Control, to the anthemic rock of War Beats and Lazer Gun. From the grinding pulse of Keep On/Don’t Stop and Anytime, to the bitter sweet sentiment of Sparks and Kid, War Beats presents a cohesive blend of styles and influences ranging from disco to punk, drum ‘n’ bass to synthpop, EBM to metal.
Lead single Just Do It, has already received heavy support from BBC Introducing, in addition to receiving great reviews from A Model Of Control “a perfect example of how a band with a great live sound can translate it to record successfully”, Schott’s List “DEF NEON are refreshingly escapist in a chaotic world and like a great painting, you keep coming back and finding something different” and Epitome of Epic “literally bursting with energy, and is guaranteed to get listeners up and on their feet.”
War Beats is now up for pre-order in digital and CD formats on the AnalogueTrash Bandcamp page.