FRIDAY 27 APRIL 8PM
Strobe-happy Neon Knights set the Melbourne electro scene alight in 2007 with a brace of startlingly original live performances, prompting Beat Magazine to declare the bands sound as “…an amalgam of insane beatage, firestorming electro and fuck off huge melodies” within weeks of their inception.
Such instant notoriety landed the outfit support slots alongside some of Australia’s biggest purveyors of electronic music: Midnight Juggernauts, The Galvatrons, Dukes of Windsor and Lost Valentinos all shared the stage with the new kids of electro carnage. Taking their cue from the likes of Justice and Daft Punk, Neon Knights combine pop driven melodies with thunderous beats to stunning affect; their hybrid bastard child song styling likened to a marital union of Kavinsky and MSTRKRFT. “The melodies punch and the hooks drag you in with such gravity that I thought I was going to hit the moon…” proclaimed indigo4music.com.
With fan favourites such as Something in Her Eyes and Problems in the Playground evoking a powerful emotional response amongst the initiated, Neon Knights recorded a five track EP Hoods centred on these songs and their rising popularity. Now beginning to infiltrate the mainstream, Catalyst Magazine wrote that the band had “…barnstormed the inner-city hipster club scene with some refreshingly original, ARP-heavy electro”.
With the follow-up to 2010′s blistering Hoods debut EP, their sophomore effort blending their electronic and rock elements into a more cohesive, focussed whole.
Special guests Lost Weekends & DJ Johnny O’Hara (Black Night Crash)
Doors 8pm - $12