The Scholars – Neon Sky [Stars] (single) (self-released)
“Neon Sky (Stars)” is the new single from Oxford based indie-rock 3-piece, The Scholars.
80’s-inspired synths combine with melodic indie-guitar lines, a driving post-punk bass line and danceable, disco-beat drum rhythms while vocally The Scholars sound like a cross between Brandon Flowers and Mark Burgess of The Chameleons.
While their sound is post-punk influenced, there is no doubting the pop influence. The songcraft here is absolutely top notch and refined down to a T.
The Scholars don’t get any points for breaking new ground here but “Neon Sky (Stars)” is a solid and thoroughly enjoyable track. Here’s hoping there’s more good stuff from the trio on the way.
The single will be released on 30 September, 2013. Pre-order via iTunes now.