‘Neon’ by Desert Ships | “A dystopian nightmare”
Exclusive video premiere of ‘Neon’ by Desert Ships. The song marks the first single from the upcoming album, ‘Heavy Soup’.
‘Neon’ is a late night journey through the empty streets of the big city. A dystopian nightmare. Fuzz guitars, a mesmeric bass line and an unorthodox beat underpin the verses, before giving way to a choral explosion of Beach Boys-esque harmonies, and synthesisers.
Reverse guitars and haunting organs then work in counterpoint, carrying the listener to a full 3D technicolour finale. It’s current, it’s relatable, it’s infectious, and leaves you breathless and wanting more.
Produced by vocalist/guitarist Mikey Buckley and recorded & mixed at his home studio during the global pandemic, Desert Ships – completed by Daniel McLean (bass/keys) and Claude Trejonis (drums/vocals) with Ant Baker (guitar/vocals) – demonstrate once again the quality of their craft and an astute ear for an entrancing arrangement.
The track is accompanied by a promo video created by psychedelic film maker Gil De Ray.
Mastered by Tim Turan (Supergrass, Killing Joke), ‘Neon’ is released digitally worldwide on Friday 23rd July 2021.
Headline photo by Carl Fox