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SMLH | Neon Visions

by Tom Johnson

Those of you with impressive memories and keen ears may remember SMLH; someone we first featured on the site close to a year ago when the then sixteen year old grabbed our attention with a self-titled EP full of fiery passion and touches of sparkling craft which belied his tender years. Now at the mighty age of Seventeen, Sam Higgins returns with a new two-track single and we’re extremely pleased to share one-half of that with you today.

Channeling the grandiose sights and sounds of contemporaries such as Youth Lagoon and Mac DeMarco, ‘Neon Visions‘ is magnificent; a punch-drunk sway of Summery guitar lines and scratchy, torched vocals which bewitch and enchant as they fight for the front-seat. It’s this juxtaposition between the gnarliness of his voice and the sweetly melodic instrumentation which most impresses, pushing and pulling the listener through constantly shifting panorama’s; jagged then smooth, turbulent then calm. The age-old conflict of dark vs light, of good vs evil. We highly recommend you check it out below.

You can get ‘Neon Visions‘ now via Bandcamp.

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