Holly Meets Neon TreesPosted August 25th, 2011 At 6:57 pm By Holly Grabarek
So MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2011 went excellent and everyone had more than a blast. Hair got messy and hands thrown up in the air! I would say success would be an understatement. The day after, I was extremely tired and my back hurt from singing along to “Animal” but hey hey hey! I was going to meet the Neon Trees. Big fan, love their energy! Take a look at what went down the morning after.Read more >>
MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2011 Live BlogPosted July 24th, 2011 At 6:14 pm By MTV ASIA
MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2011 is just mere minutes away! Follow this live blog as we bring you all the happenings from i-City, Shah Alam!Read more >>
Neon Trees: “We are very eccentric and weird, just as we are very normal as well!”Posted July 22nd, 2011 At 3:38 pm By MTV ASIA
Text and interview: Lennat Mak
Everyone wants to be a pop star. But beyond the fame, glitz, glamor, and bigger-than-life pop personas, there’s always the song. While a pop song can’t do away with its cookie-cutter mold of four-on-the-floor dance beats, predictable chords progression and inane lyrics (Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is a good example), the crux of a good pop song lies in its ability to connect and bridge an emotional attachment with its listeners.
Sounds all very complicated, doesn’t it? Basically, it’s all about the elusive thing that passionate people often talk about – “heart.” A good pop song should have heart. And if you listen closely to Neon Trees, that’s what the band is really all about. Unabashed heart-on-the-sleeves emotions coupled with slick pop hooks and gripping melodies. Doesn’t hurt when the band don’t take themselves way too seriously and are always ready to inject that tongue-in-cheek punch to what they do as well.
The band – Tyler Glenn (vocalist), Chris Allen (guitarist), Branden Campbell (bassist) and Elaine Bradley (drummer and backup vocalist) – will be swinging by MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2011 this coming Sunday for a live show you won’t forget. We spoke to frontman Tyler and found more about the band’s musical approach and their excitement of touring Asia. Read on!Read more >>