Neon Waltz

Singer/Songwriter — John O'Groats

Name
Jordan Shearer

Where are you from?
John O'Groats, well Upper Gills to be exact.

What Do You Do?
Singer in Neon Waltz.

Describe your style in three words.
Ballsy but beautiful.

What was your all-time favourite gig?
Portishead at Latitude 2015.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
To be honest, not one exclusively. There's little bits from all the main ones that we can relate too.

How should your music be listened to?
Get in a dark room, close your eyes & rub them intensely...then turn it right up.

What British music icon inspires your sound today?
PJ Harvey - The way she writes such beautiful music with an underlying darkness inspires the way I write songs.

Any other artists who inspire you?
Anton Newcombe and David Lynch, he is more of a film icon but his music is brilliant too.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
The Super Furry Animals.

What was the first track you played on repeat?
'Babies' by Pulp.

One record you would keep forever?
'Forever Changes' by Love.

A song from your favourite album?
'Femme Fatale' by Velvet Underground & Nico.

A song you wish you had written?
'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' by The Band.

What music did you listen to growing up?
The Coral & The Libertines mostly.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'My Woman' by Angel Olsen.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
Recently actually, in 'Adore' by Savages -
"Maybe I will die,
maybe tomorrow,
so I need to say,
I adore life."

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson.

Best song to bring people together?
'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues.
But only at Xmas.

Name
Jordan Shearer

Where are you from?
John O'Groats, well Upper Gills to be exact.

What Do You Do?
Singer in Neon Waltz.

Describe your style in three words.
Ballsy but beautiful.

What was your all-time favourite gig?
Portishead at Latitude 2015.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
To be honest, not one exclusively. There's little bits from all the main ones that we can relate too.

How should your music be listened to?
Get in a dark room, close your eyes & rub them intensely...then turn it right up.

What British music icon inspires your sound today?
PJ Harvey - The way she writes such beautiful music with an underlying darkness inspires the way I write songs.

Any other artists who inspire you?
Anton Newcombe and David Lynch, he is more of a film icon but his music is brilliant too.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
The Super Furry Animals.

What was the first track you played on repeat?
'Babies' by Pulp.

One record you would keep forever?
'Forever Changes' by Love.

A song from your favourite album?
'Femme Fatale' by Velvet Underground & Nico.

A song you wish you had written?
'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' by The Band.

What music did you listen to growing up?
The Coral & The Libertines mostly.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'My Woman' by Angel Olsen.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
Recently actually, in 'Adore' by Savages -
"Maybe I will die,
maybe tomorrow,
so I need to say,
I adore life."

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson.

Best song to bring people together?
'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues.
But only at Xmas.

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