Neon Neon to ditch band name

Gruff Rhys doesn't know if there will be another album

Gruff Rhys has cast doubt over the future of his side-project Neon Neon in a recent interview.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1‘s Newsbeat, the eccentric Welsh singer said we was not sure whether another record would appear under that name.

The band’s 2008 debut album ‘Stainless Style’ was nominated for the Nationwide Mercury Prize, but was beaten by Elbow‘s ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.


“I don’t know about making another Neon Neon album because it was quite a specific record about (John) DeLorean‘s life story,” Rhys explained. “If we did something in the future it would have to be something different. But it’s nice that it did well and we get to play it live.”

Neon Neon‘s UK and Irish tour continues tonight (October 30) in Brighton.

The rest of the dates are:

Brighton Digital (October 30)

Leeds Burdenell Social Club (November 1)

Cardiff Glanfa Foyer (2)


Dublin Tripod (4)

Belfast The Stiff Kitten (5)

Glasgow Oran Mor (6)

Gateshead Sage (7)

Manchester Ruby Lounge (9)

Birmingham Glee Club (10)

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