The Neon Cars are a four-piece indie rock band from Cork, Ireland. The band consists of Kevin O’Brien (Lead Vocals), Brendan McKee (Drums), David Forrester (Bass) and Eric O’Sullivan (Lead Guitar).
To date, the group have performed across Ireland and the UK playing several headline shows and festival appearances which included Indiependence music and arts festival, sold out shows in Record room Limerick, Fred Zeppelins Cork, Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown and many more. They take huge influence from the likes of Bruce Springsteen to Kings of Leon.
Since the release of their debut single ‘When I Met You In The Summer’ back in 2020, the band have released a number of energetic singles across 2022. In 2023, they are set to release their biggest single to date ‘Hold Onto It’ set for release January 27th 2023.
The origins of the song stemmed from a countryside bedroom in Cork, Ireland over the pandemic in early 2022. Frontman of the group, Kevin O’Brien pencilled the lyrics and music in a time of mass uncertainty and doubt.
The story behind ‘Hold Onto It‘ is self-explanatory from its title. Kevin explained the song from his perspective:
“In times like this we don’t know what’s going to happen from one day to the next. It’s a puzzle. You feel like giving up hope sometimes. Why am I doing this? What’s the point? They were the thoughts running around my head. Being in lockdown really made me think and I wasn’t going to let my thoughts get the better of me. I got to hold on to my dreams”.