Guitar music’s been a bit down on its luck recently, it’s not had a good idea in ages, gold records are few and far between and it’s rep is lower than the chart position of a latter day Kooks single.
However, last Saturday night in a quiet back street behind Borough Market at a beautiful venue called the Omeara, a new band by the name of Neon Waltz sparked their own Indie revolution.
Blazing through a thirty five minute set made up of recent singles Dreamers and I Fall Asleep, as well as material from their First Light EP, they put on a confident and extremely watchable show. This was mainly down to frontman Jordan Shearer who looks every bit the rock star.
The songs were part Stone Roses, part Coral and more than filled the intimate venue. In fact at times they felt destined for a bigger stage, particularly when they performed the aforementioned Dreamers which sizzled with Brit-pop bravado and a hook of ‘You should do what you love while you can’. It couldn’t have been more apt for a new band trying to make a splash.
A lot of the London crowd were in fine voice for songs that haven’t even received an official release yet, a sign that this band from the most northern tip of Scotland are already starting to build a fan base in the capital, that can only get bigger after tonight’s set.
? Iphone 7
? Dreamers // I Fall Asleep // Perfect Frame
Here’s a chat I had with the band before the gig: