Neighbours Burning Neighbours

Neighbours Burning Neighbours

Biography
Rotterdam-based quartet Neighbours Burning Neighbours is unfazed
by chaos. In fact, the band’s music could be considered something of
a safe space for the more chaotic skirmishes; a formidable, malformed
brand of noise-pop that pierces through the void, achieving a joyous
harmony within even the starkest of discord.

This all ties into the name, which derives from a passage in coroner
Caitlin Doughty’s book ‘From Here to Eternity,’ which explores how
different cultures care for the dead. New single ‘Grace’ is an exemplar
to this seemingly counter-intuïtive way of working. The guitarist/vocal
tandem of Alicia Breton Ferrer and Daanie van den IJssel exchange
cheers with the glee of a varsity cheerleading squad, incisively building
up the band’s collective swagger.

The dynamics of Neighbours Burning Neighbours are true to their very
name: each member of the band acts deliberately intrusive within the
space of the other. The basslines of Bart Kalkman often slither their way
into the upper registers, whilst Aram Scheeve’s pinpoint playing courts
the song’s melody as ravenously as its pulse. Breton Ferrer and Van
den IJssel use their instruments and vocals in playful, inquisitive ways,
embracing a sense of mischief and impulsiveness.

That vibrant and combustible live dynamic is something the band hung
their hat on in the early creative stages. Live sessions of ‘Lunar Hair
Care’ and ‘Hesitate’ (debuting on Gigwise and Front respectively)
garnered attention very organically: the former found a place on the
Music For Extinction Rebellion-Bandcamp compilation, whereas the
latter found its way on BBC3’s Late Junction.

Discography Neighbours Burning Neighbours

[SR099] Neighbours Burning Neighbours - Softly/Grace

[SR099] Neighbours Burning Neighbours - Softly/Grace

Neighbours Burning Neighbours - Softly/Grace
[SR099] 7”
releasedate: jan 2020