Thanks to Neon Tetra, music has literally never sounded so crisp. The four-piece from Adelaide have their pulse on a hybrid of Motown, soul, psych and classic rock. Their musical output is continuing to reflect their golden run without compromising quality.
As premiered by Pilerats, Neon Tetra are proud to release their new single into the world. After turning plenty of heads with their debut EP of last year, ‘Pollen‘, Neon Tetra’s new track ‘Used To Be‘, is out today via GD FRNDS.
Neon Tetra wish to embrace their listeners with excitement and fantastical energy. Their music continues to be delivered with finesse by a band that is exploring new sounds and motifs. The resulting product—a unique array of soul, disco and rock ‘n’ roll. ‘Used To Be’ was recorded and mixed by Matt Hills at Hillside Studios and mastered by Steve Smart at Studio 301.
Untamed by genre specifics and never inclined to limit experimentation, Neon Tetra have swum beyond the calm waters of Motown into the rapids of ’80s-inspired, synthesiser-influenced, distortion-filled rock.
“The tune never had a real name until now,” explained Neon Tetra. “But it reminded us of glam metal bands like Van Halen and Poison; big drum fills, catchy vocal melodies, saxophone and classic synth tones from the Prophet 6.”
“The ruckus energy and groove resonating through gets people moving—it’s super danceable. The sax solo is absolute melter, too. Beware!”
Neon Tetra will take ‘Used To Be’ around the country for an extensive tour this March and April. It follows their impressive live catalogue, which includes support slots with Robbie Williams, Foreigner, Cheap Trick and more.
‘Used To Be’ is now available worldwide.
NEON TETRA ‘USED TO BE’ TOUR DATES SATURDAY 30 MARCH | Rocket Bar & Rooftop | Adelaide, SA
FRIDAY 12 APRIL | Botany View Hotel | Sydney, NSW
SATURDAY 13 APRIL | Rad Bar | Wollongong, NSW
FRIDAY 19 APRIL | uneARTh Festival | Whyalla, SA
THURSDAY 25 APRIL | Bar Open | Melbourne, VIC
“I’m hearing a classic ’80s sitcom moment soundtracked by this jam” – Declan Byrne, triple j
“Adelaide horn-blowing groove machines“ – Music Feeds
“A groove laden blend of funk, soul, jazz and disco, creating some hot’n’spicy dancefloors all over the place“