Hailing from the northern tip of mainland Scotland, Neon Waltz are a six-piece indie band with a psychedelic flair and rich, melodic sound calling to mind '60s-influenced forebears like the Stone Roses and the Coral.
Formed in the remote town of Caithness in early 2013, the young group patiently honed its robust sound in a shared cottage, gigging locally and recording a set of demos that drew interest from former Oasis manager Marcus Russell. A nod from Noel Gallagher, a 2014 tour supporting the Augustines, and an appearance on Vic Galloway's BBC Introducing in Scotland show, raised their profile considerably. In 2016, Neon Waltz headed to Eastbourne, U.K. to set about recording their debut album. The single "Dreamers" appeared in October of that year, ahead of a U.K. tour. The band put out two more singles the following year, "Heavy Heartless" and "Perfect Frame." Consolidating a number of the boys' influences -- everything from traditional folk to Brit-pop and shoegaze -- the aforementioned debut record, entitled Strange Hymns (featuring all singles), arrived in the summer of 2017. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi