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Takes us on a musical journey through all of Vitne's influences that range from Heavy Metal, Punk, Melodic Rock, Pop and Sleaze.

U.S. singer/songwriter Vitne was introduced to music via Elvis Presley and later Michael Jackson. He then discovered the Heavy Rock of the eighties with the likes of Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Billy Idol going on to become major influences, along with a love for Japanese Rock bands. Relocating to Norway in 2010 would see him go on to front the Hair Metal band SEKS before they disbanded in 2012. Vitne then embarked on a solo career which began with the EP 'Not Far From Shallow Water', a release of remixes compiled from his previous output titled 'Blur', and now 'Neon' is his first solo album proper.

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Over the course of eight tracks, (not including the pointless 30-second synthesized intro 'I/O' or the frankly awful acoustic ballad 'Rest In Peace'), 'Neon' takes us on a musical journey through all of Vitne's influences that range from Heavy Metal, Punk, Melodic Rock, Pop and Sleaze – sometimes a hybrid of two or three styles appear in one song although the Sleaze influence dominates the majority of the songs. There are sizzling guitar solos a-plenty from counterpart Julian Angel, and it's obvious that Vitne knows his way round a cracking melody that you just can't help but enjoy. But that's offset with such a myriad of styles and some odd vocal enhancements and keyboard effects that you're left scratching your head in bewilderment at the absurdity of it all and wondering if Vitne is a song-writing genius or a completely raving lunatic.

There's such a fine line between stupid and clever. I'm not sure which side Vitne's talents lie, but the more adventurous amongst you may wish to make your own assumption.

Ant Heeks

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