Discovering new bands: NEONFLY

Today I’m writing this post to introduce you a band I discovered last summer. Be sure you’ll listen to them in Akiesú, when we start the new season. Soon, babies, soon…

Formed in 2008, established in London, and with only one album released, they've already got themselves a good reputation, based on the many concerts and festivals they've played and the fantastic response from both audience and critics. I’m talking about NEONFLY

The band is formed by Frederick Thunder (guitar), Willy Norton (vocals), Paul Miller (bass), Patrick Harrington (guitar) and Boris Le Gal (drums).

After an EP called “Clever Disguise” and quite a few concerts in UK and Europe –supporting some great names (Freedom Call, Pagan’s Mind, Power Quest or H.E.A.T., to name a few), or playing festivals like Bloodstock or Hard Rock Hell Road Trip Ibiza- the band’s debut album, “Outshine The Sun”, saw the light in September 2011. This fact has meant nothing but great feedback and a bunch of positive consequences for NeonFly: great reviews praising the album, more shows at some of the most important festivals in Europe (Download, Masters of Rock and Galapagai), an extensive European tour supporting Magnum, great welcome from the public of the continent and a video for the song “A Gift To Remember” –which you can see below.

2013 is being a busy year for NeonFly too. The recordings for a new album started, but they had to be interrupted… to support Sonata Arctica in UK (including 4 sold-out shows!). If you weren’t there, maybe you saw them at Masters of Rock last July… Or at Bloodstock in August… Or perhaps supporting nothing less than Mr. Alice Cooper on his shows in Germany last summer!

Not bad, huh? NeonFly have just started and already conquered quite a few good goals. With such an impressive CV already, we shouldn’t lose track of this fantastic quintet, who promise to come back with more of their fresh melodic power metal!

Judith Sáez