This Glasgow electro-pop band are hotly tipped for success, and features our very own ex-student Samantha Kelly.

As well as Samantha on vocals, Neon Seas features Davey Purdie (guitar/synthesizer), Calum Brown (guitar/synthesizer) and Craig Harkness (drums). Dead Cells is the latest single from the group to be unleashed. Selected as a Single of the Week on BBC Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show last month, the band describe it as their heaviest track yet. Check it out below.

The group spoke to Jim Gellatly recently for The Scottish Sun – they spoke about their early influences, the many elements and aspects to their sound, and their love of the Glasgow scene.

Here’s some highlight quotes from the Neon Seas interview…

“From the start, we’ve been dancing between genres, dipping our toes in certain textures and ideas from various styles like shoegaze, synthpop and post-punk.

“As we’ve grown, the songs have got bigger sounding and we’ve been more willing to tap into certain ideas you wouldn’t normally hear in alternative pop music.” – Davey

: “We’re really excited to kick off what we hope to be our biggest year yet, by playing in one of our favourite venues. Our plan is to get out there as much as possible and make some new friends. And do what we love doing!” – Davey

“We were all fairly rusty performers at that time, having all been away from playing in bands for a while. It’s been great to grow together as musicians and as mates.” – Davey

“The soaring synths, coupled with infectious rhythms, create a captivating sound.” – Jim Gellatly

Neon Seas were winners of Rebel Yell bourbon’s battle of the bands in 2018, they also graced the stage at the legendary Barrowland as part of the Music Matters, Happiness Matters, You Matter gig for mental-health awareness.

Read the full article here.

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