Neon Atlas – ‘Get Up’
Just over a month from now, on 20 November, Cork outfit Neon Atlas will release the second single from their sophomore album Graffiti Reality. ‘Get Up’ is a piece of fuzzy indie-pop, continuing in the same vein as the album’s first single, ‘I Never Felt So Good’.
Right from the off, ‘Get Up’ harkens back to the halcyon days of nineties indie-rock, bearing a particularly striking resemblance to one of Northern Ireland’s finest musical exports, Ash. Echoes of The Smashing Pumpkins are also to be found in the twinkling guitar of the verse and the vocal delivery, which is not dissimilar to that of Billy Corgan in some of his softer performances. The prominent bassline serves as the anchor for a delicate guitar riff and breathy vocals, before the guitar comes to the fore and drives ‘Get Up’ into a crunching chorus.
Neon Atlas have had a busy Summer, gigging extensively and releasing Graffiti Reality at the end of July. Given their ability to craft infectious indie-pop numbers, it’s unsurprising that the group are in such demand.