This Friday, July 8th new wave punk rockers Hot Prowlers will release their much talked about new EP Neon via Little Heart Records. The band’s latest effort will serve as the follow up to last year’s excellent Killer EP. In case you’re impatient as I am and can’t wait to hear the record before then, I’ve got good news for you: we’re currently streaming it in it’s entirety right here at Never Nervous.
After a few listens to Neon, it’s quickly evident Foxxie Gogo’s powerful voice is absolutely the main attraction. At times her confident vocals remind me of Annie Lennox, and others I’m thinking of Go-Go’s-era Belinda Carlisle. The track I currently am most drawn to is “Never Love Again”, an emotional 80’s new wave throwback complete with somber guitar riffing, a warm synthesizer and a brilliant vocal melody that I can’t stop humming to myself.