Neon Tiger is the stage name adopted of former band member Maarcos from Australian EDM outfit Those Usual Suspects. Maarcos embarked on this new project as a way to explore an experimental direction both in style of sound and in songwriting.
You have to stop and wonder what a band with such an illustrious career as Those Usual Suspects have left to conquer. Well for Maarcos it has resulted in breaking away to put all of his boundless creative energy into the making of his Neon Tiger debut album”Paperback Sunset“.
The release comes loaded with 14 tracks, with a range that spans chilled melodic bass through to futuristic dance beats splashed with neon lit adventures into sound inspired of 1980’s. A mix using a combination of part vintage and part modern styles, which lend themselves well to the project’s tasty collaborations and further demonstration Neon Tiger’s full grasp of musicality and creativeness.
The album is like venturing into a star crossed realm of electrifying ideas brought to life through new technology. Neon Tiger’s skill in production manages the feat of being both challenging and catchy all at once.
Neon Tiger may now be out there on the music scene as a solo artist, but his credentials are on the rise. It’s wise to keep an eye on him because of tracks like Conway featured “We Can Run” and “Neon Rose” featuring Coyle Girelli, which are just two of the standout moments of the album. “Paperback Sunset” is one of those albums which has something to cater to everyone’s taste. It’s highly recommended you take this album for a spin as you are sure to discover a new gem or two for yourselves.