Influenced by a notion of natures, colorful sounds throughout time, the fiercely beautiful, and ambiguously poetic words and noise, Race to Neptune radiate powerfully delicate dynamics with evocative vocal melodies.
They have garnered 25+ national and international reviews of their debut record (all positive!!) and have a variety of their songs in radio rotation in North America and Europe. RtN has played classic venues in Fort Collins such as the Artery and Aggie Theater and have developed a little following after playing many shows in Denver at Herman’s Hideaway, Larimer Lounge, Lost Lake and the Bluebird District Music Festival. A new E.P. will be arriving in the near future!
Their debut album Oh Contraire “teems with lush guitar-wall effects, tasteful melodies, and head bobbing beats. The song topics are unrelated and “revolve around longing, fear, anger and disgust.” – qoutes from Jesse, Bolder Beat album review.
Race to Neptune is sincerely enigmatic in their delivery and song descriptions vary from “electric wanderlust”, “dreamy nostalgia”, and “rollicking stomp”. The inspiration behind their music travels from “90’s alternative to mid 60’s psychedelia. It is an admirable characteristic of the modern artist to exude confidently such ambidexterity while holding concurrently the roots of an original and underlying sound, and this is captured greatly throughout Oh Contraire.” – quotes from Scene Magazine album review
Armed with radio play, positive album reviews, interviews, and many shows under their belt, Race to Neptune will continue to make waves in the Colorado music scene and beyond. “I can’t wait to hear more from this band. This album has to be one of my top 10 favorites.” – Apple music review. Be sure to catch a show if you can because they are as loud and rocking as they are fun and impressive.
How would you describe your music?
If I put a label on it I think it would have to be indie/alternative/art rock.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
We have a bunch of influences that range from the 60’s to modern day. Everything from 60’s pop and psychedelia, 70’s classic rock, 80’s post punk, indie and shoegaze, early 90’s rock, to newer indie and alternative bands.
What inspires you?
Everything can be an inspiration to write or create. Whether it be spending time alone or being around others, reading, conversations, listening to music, etc. You never know what will strike or when but you have to remember it when it does.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
I prefer to write at home mainly on acoustic guitar or when we practice and something comes from nothing.
What are your future plans?
Our future plans are to keep writing, recording and releasing new music to share. As well as play some amazing shows!