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February 16, 2024

Our first album NEON ON MY NAKED SKIN is out now

NEON SPACE MEN had a vision: We’re creating an album that will join the ranks of the great pop albums of the 80s“.

The result is a long player that has everything to do justice to this vision: great melodies sung by a gifted voice, joie de vivre and melancholy, sugar-sweet pop and quantised hardness in the right proportions and an 80s sound that has not been heard for a long time, namely authentic, electronic and old school.

The album title NEON ON MY NAKED SKIN and the cover are a tribute to the 1984 album “Forever Young” and the song “Big in Japan” by ALPHAVILLE. The band made a 3D scan of the Hamburg bronze statue “Barmbeker Jüngling” to show the same face on the cover as Alphaville once did.

The album contains 10 songs (vinyl album) and additional 8 tracks on cd about love, pleasure, loss, passion, death and life.

Here you can order our limited cd and vinyl version of NEON ON MY NAKED SKIN: https://neonspacemen.bandcamp.com/merch

Here you can listen to the tracks of the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBzl1lpQJBU

February 2, 2024

Release of our 6th single SAILING 7 SEAS

SAILING 7 SEAS is a mid-tempo song full of unfullfilled longing. Each of the seven seas sung about is a metaphor for a love. At the end of the song, on the coldest of all seas, there is the realisation that great love cn no longer be found in this world. The most fervent wish is to be on a distant planet.

SAILING 7 SEAS is a duet together with Alex Braun, the voice of German’s cult synth pop band !DISTAIN. We are very proud of this collaboration and would like to thank Alex!

Our SAILING 7 SEAS release includes brand new remixes by SUPERIKONE, NUQUATRON, ROTOSKOP and STRIDULUM. You can get SAILING 7 SEAS on all known streaming services and on Bandcamp:

https://neonspacemen.bandcamp.com/album/sailing-7-seas-feat-alex-braun

Watch the video of SAILING 7 SEAS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulDVf1i9fmY

December 6, 2023

Release of our 5th single ELITA

Just in time of Christmas, NEON SPACE MEN‘s first ballad, ELITA, is released. The song is another precursor to the album NEON ON MY NAKED SKIN, which will be released on February 16, 2024.

ELTIA is a melancholic ballad in the electronic sound of the 80s. The song is a soulful memory of a loved one. ELITA symbolizes loss, love and memory.

ELITA appears as a digital release on all well-known online portals. In additional to the single version, ELITA is, as always, released as an extended version in the spirit of the legendary extended versions of the 80s. There is also a pianoforte version an the instrumental version of MOVING SLOWLY MOVING FASTER, another song from the forthcoming album NEON ON MY NAKED SKIN. MOVING SLOWLY MOVING FASTER in the instrumental version is like a flight through space and time in the best JEAN-MICHEL JARRE style.

Watch the video of ELITA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY8GhOFLgCs

And as a precursor to our Christmas single, we’re giving you a free track! Our cover of S.P.O.C.K’s NEVER TRUST A KLINGON is our X-mas present to you. You can find it on BANDCAMP: https://neonspacemen.bandcamp.com/track/never-trust-a-klingon

 

October 13, 2023

Release of our 4th single SEEDS OF LOVE

The evidence is slowly converging on certainty: NEON SPACE MEN can do damn good electro pop! As a further harbinger of the debut album NEON ON MY NAKED SKIN, we chase SEEDS OF LOVE through the airwaves. The long player in question will be released on February 16, 2024!

SEEDS OF LOVE is a danceable up-tempo number in the best synth-pop style of the 80s. The song tells the story of a child who asks himself over and over again whether his father loves him. It describes the recurring struggle between the two and the fact that in the end there is love.

Love wins again.

Watch the video of SEEDS OF LOVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kClvAyy2RsE

On BANDCAMP only we have a special suprise for you. As a non-album track there is the spacey soundtrack from CAPTAIN FUTURE on top. The track by Christian Bruhn, which opens the cult series in its German dubbed version, is sure to make every child of the 80s’ hearts beat faster and reminisce:

https://neonspacemen.bandcamp.com/album/seeds-of-love

June 28, 2023

Release of our 3rd single THINGS (THE BALLAD OF ADAM AND STEVE)  

on June 28, 2023 we will release our third single.

Adam and Steve are the protagonists of our new single. THINGS (THE BALLAD OF ADAM AND STEVE) is the morality of two gay men in a world that still doesn’t naturally have equal rights.

Like the electronic pop music the NSM represent, gay and lesbian oppression was ubiquitous in the 1980s, peaking in Britain in 1988

CLAUSE 28 passed by Thatcher government in 1988, banned the “promotion of homosexuality by local authorities”, which meant that in all areas of public life only negative reports about homosexuality could be reported. Musicians and bands like Jimmy Somerville, Boy George or Chumbawamba vociferously resisted the inhuman legislation. However, CLAUSE 28 was only abolished 20 years ago in 2003.

NSM release THINGS (THE BALLAD OF ADAM AND STEVE) on June 28th, 2023, on the 54th anniversary of the Stonewall riots on Christopher Street in New York. The largest emancipation movement of the LGBT movement began on this day. The goal has not yet been reached. Love wins.

You can get THINGS (THE BALLAD OF ADAM AND STEVE) on all streaming platforms. The song appears as always in an extended version. We also have remixes by MERRY CHICKLIT, POS.:2, ROB DUST and WHITE NOISE TV for you. There is also a new version of our second single TWISTED MIND in a Re.Mind remix.

Watch the video of THINGS (THE BALLAD OF ADAM AND STEVE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-FiF4TPAfw

Support us and get the new single at BANDCAMP:

https://neonspacemen.bandcamp.com/album/things-the-ballad-of-adam-and-steve

April 13, 2023

Release of our 2nd single TWISTED MIND 

on April 13, 2023 our new single TWISTED MIND will be released.

In addition to a classic 80s extended version, there will be also a remix of the legendary ROB DUST and a smashing MERRY CHICKLIT remix will round off our release. You will also be able to hear our cover version of DEPECHE MODEs LEAVE IN SILENCE.

Watch the video of TWISTED MIND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f5lkhBpRFg

You can find our TWISTED MIND EP on all major streaming platforms and on BANDCAMP:

https://neonspacemen.bandcamp.com/album/twisted-mind

December 16, 2022

Release of our 1st single FOLLOW ME

On December 16th, 2022 we will release our first single FOLLOW ME.

In addition to a classic 80s extended mix and an exclusive Rob Dust remix, we are happy to present you our cover of RUNNING UP THAT HILL by Kate Bush.

Watch the video of FOLLOW ME:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gyKHUZ3UBs

Buy our striktly limited maxi-cd of FOLLOW ME at our BANDCAMP site:

https://neonspacemen.bandcamp.com/merch/follow-me-limited-edition-digipak-cd

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NEON SPACE MEN – the last chapter of 80s synth pop

Imagine the 80s. Basildon. Manchester. Sheffield. The drum machine rattles the quantized beat. The synthesizer bubbles the bass line and a falsetto voice sings romantic-mystical lyrics in hymn-like melodies.

Synth pop conquered the world in the eighties and still creates the basic understanding for the perfect pop song today. NEON SPACE MEN stand for exactly that!

Jochen, Uwe and Oliver. Three synthesizer enthusiasts from Germany. They’re not from Basildon, Manchester or Sheffield. They come from Stuttgart, Hanover and Leipzig. They have been NEON SPACE MEN since 2022.