23 July 2008

Mercury Month: Neon Neon

Who: Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys and Boom Pip teamed up to create Neon Neon, an 80s-styled electronic outfit.

What Are They Nominated For: "Stainless Style", a conceptual album about playboy designer JohnDeLorean.

Why They Should Win: They've written such catchy pop-electronica. Some might say that they're not doing anything new, since their style is firmly rooted in the 80s, but in a way that makes them more interesting than some of the other new bands coming out right now. "I Lust You" always ends up in your head whenever and wherever you hear it, and so does new single "I Told Her On Alderaan". Gruff Rhys still shows all of his odd quirks on this album as well, and you've got to love that weird little Welsh pixie really.

Chances of Winning: Well, I think I'll be rooting for them because I love "Stainless Style" - it's one of my albums of the year so far. However, they have a mountainous task to get past Radiohead, Elbow and the Last Shadow Puppets. I wouldn't be surprised if they were one of the dark horses but then people might say that Laura Marling has more of a chance than Neon Neon does. Bet if you're feeling incredibly lucky - you never know, there might be another surprise like last year when Klaxons won against heavily tipped Bat For Lashes and Arctic Monkeys.

What I'm Listening To Right Now - "Paris Is Burning (Gopher Remix)" by Ladyhawke


  1. Hi Jamjarsuperstar ... and I must say I love your name! Thank so much for the comment on my blog - I *really* appreciate it! Drop by any time. :)

    I'm always up for some new music suggestions so I'll be checking out your playlist and bookmarking your blog.

    Again, many thanks and have a great day!

  2. I love reading your blog then going to work and surprising the "kids" with my hip knowledge, keep up the good work.

  3. Long live the 80s! Nice page by the way... I had to visit, all based on your groovy name. Keep up the good work!
    Oh, and if you have time, drop by...

  4. I don't like the Klaxons, but liked the fact they won last year. That's a bit how I'm feeling this year. Please don't drag me back to the 80's though, unless it's with Alsion Goldfrapp.


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