Under his old moniker, The Black Neon, Steve Webster released his own electronic rock album, 'Arts and Crafts', as well as forming the psychedelic duo, 'Fort Lauderdale', with his equally peculiar natured associate, Toby Jenkins, otherwise known as Squire of Somerton. The two eccentric musicians have now formed yet another partnership called Higamos Hogamos. With a debut album out next month and live dates planned, The 405 decided to get to know The Black Neon a bit better: The Black Neon seemed not so much a name, as more of an alter ego for you. What made you decide to use it? In error (I think) I would call those weird black strip lights at discos that turn everything white...black neon. I'm not sure what their true name is...but I just always liked the phrase...from years back. Do you think you could have made a good super hero? The Black Neon is like a super hero in reverse, who would come out at random, 3 or 4 nights a year, possibly linked to lunar cycles. Toby (The squire) would occasionally on a night out notice an ominous glint in my eye and state 'oh dear looks like the black neon is going to make an appearance tonight', and my otherwise mild mannered polite norm would give way to my more sinister mischievous side. Arts and Crafts was a severely underrated album. What were you trying to achieve with it? Thank you. The same as all music I make, there is never a game plan...I'm a musician so I always think about and want to be making music, so Arts and Crafts is a little time capsule of what I was in to that year; and trying to mix a few of the things I was into all together...i.e. fuzzy primal rock n roll, the Beatles, krautrock, Eno You share a similar, bizarre style with Toby Jenkins, formerly the Squire of Somerton, how did you come to collaborate with him and what did the creation of Fort Lauderdale do for you? It was an outlet for our love of layered psychedelia, and the beginning of formulating our musical stylings, which is to mix all our favorite things together regardless of genre...for example on Fort Lauderdale's 'Pretty Monster' there's a bit of electro Queen. How does your new outfit, Higamos Hogamos differ to it?  With Fort Lauderdale we spent huge amounts of time doing intricate detailed stuff ...with Higamos I thought it was really important to keep everything as un laboured and fresh as possible, I also wanted to do something where we had a chance of getting a live version going...as with FL that was very difficult to do. Your futuristic space-electro sound sometimes tends to shoot back to a 70s glam rock feel. Would you say that’s the main brunt of your influence? I guess loads of our favourite music is from that era. Even if we don't set out to do it on purpose ... once there are some guitars fuzzing away, some analogue synths involved, a primal beat underneath it and one of us tries to sing...people always say it sounds a bit like T Rex. You don’t seem to have played very many live shows in the past. Are you looking forward to it this year? Absolutely, brings a different perspective and it's a lot of fun also. Are there any lesser-known bands that you would like to recommend to us all? Bob Trimble, Jerry Harrison, Gary Wilson washed down with a dose of early Simple Minds...I would gladly recommend to anyone for an evenings entertainment, you might feel queasy at first but I guarantee you'll wake in the morning as fresh as a daisy.   Higamos Hogamos' new album is out on 23rd March and their single, Major Blitzkrieg, is available to buy here Listen: The Black Neon - The Truth (from the album, Arts and Crafts)