Neon Neon

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Neon Neon
Origin Cardiff and Los Angeles
Genres Pop, electronica, hip hop
Years active 2006–present
Labels Lex Records
Associated acts Super Furry Animals
Members Boom Bip
Gruff Rhys

Neon Neon is a collaborative project from producer Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys, the frontman for the Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals. They began work on the project in October 2006 originally under the moniker Delorean.[1] In March 2008 the duo, by now calling themselves Neon Neon, released a full-length album entitled Stainless Style to generally positive reviews [2] and earned a nomination for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.[3]

Gruff Rhys cast doubt over the future of Neon Neon in a 2008 interview for the BBC: "I don't know about making another Neon Neon album because it was quite a specific record about [John] DeLorean's life story. If we did something in the future it would have to be something different. But it's nice that it did well and we get to play it live."[4]

Neon Neon remixed Oasis's song "To Be Where There's Life" from their Dig Out Your Soul album for inclusion as the B-side of Oasis's single, "I'm Outta Time." However, it was only released on the vinyl copy of the single.

In December 2011, Neon Neon announced the release of a new song from their Stainless Style sessions. The song 'Wheels' is being released as part of the 'Complex' compilation, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of Lex Records. An NME article announcing the release of the song suggested that Neon Neon are to return to the studio in 2012 to record a second album. [5]

On April 30, 2013, the group released their second album, Praxis Makes Perfect, focusing on the life of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[6]
Stainless Style 67
Praxis Makes Perfect 43

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2007 "Trick For Treat" Stainless Style
"Raquel"
2008 "I Lust U"
"I Told Her On Alderaan/Trick For Treat"
"Dream Cars"
2013 "Mid Century Modern Nightmare" Praxis Makes Perfect
"Hammer & Sickle"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Furry Animals' Rhys Teams With Boom Bip". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Stainless Style Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Neon Neon to ditch band name | News". Nme.Com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Listen to new Neon Neon track exclusively on NME.COM | News". Nme.Com. 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Neon Neon > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

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