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New Video

'Paris or Rome' from our Elucidate album.  

The Neo Now Playlist 01

1 hour of our favourite childhood songs.

About Us

The musicians


The Neo Now is song writing duo John Jones (Johnny Coin) and Naomi Black (Naoko Jones). We record new music at Gypsy Hill Records in Hobart, Tasmania.

Our history


The Neo Now was formed in 2015. Our debut album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite' was released in 2016.  

Johnny's previous bands include The Unclaimed with drummer Richard Ploog from The Church and Adrian the keyboardist from Icehouse.   

Our sound


The Neo Now can be described as acoustic pop

In 2017 one Hobart DJ said if The Beatles were alive today, they would be creating music just like The Neo Now.   

The Neo Now News


The big news

--> New video clip 'Paris and Rome'.   

 In Studio 2 working on album 3.   

 Album 2 available on Spotify and Apple Music


Nov: back in the Studio 2 to start album 3. 

May : "The Neo Now Likes" Playlist 01 - on YouTube

Album 2 release: 30 MARCH 2018, 'ELUCIDATE' - OUT NOW!!!

Thurs 1 March - we released our new single 'Caring' right here. Listen now. This song is dedicated to Venezuela (#venezuelalibre).

Friday 2 February 2018 - 'Gone Baby', seventh single off album 2 was released. Go to our Listen section.

New Years Day - back in the studio and recorded 'Brand New', seventh single off up-coming album. 

Where we were in 2017

April - Video released for 'Forevermore', first single off up-coming second album 

May - Rainbow Coloured Dynamite album available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

30 June - New single 'Underestimate' launched with new website, second single off up-coming album. 

1 Sept - Released new single, 'Wind Blows' as third single off up-coming album.  

24 Sept - Played live gig at Alma's Cafe, Bellerive, Hobart for Hobart FM.  

3 Nov - Released new single 'For Forever', fourth single off up-coming

17 Nov -  New video clip published. For 'Underestimate' song. 

Fri 1 Dec - Fifth single off up-coming album released 'I Needed To' was released. Seventh single 'Gone Baby' (as yet unreleased) played on Hobart FM.


March - release of debut album 'Rainbow Coloured-Dynamite'

4 July 2016 - video clip released of single, 'Fourth of July' off 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite' album

Local radio play on Hobart FM of multiple tracks of The Neo Now's debut album


The Neo Now (trading as Gypsy Hill Records) are a proud members of the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and Music Tasmania.

We are listed on the Artist Directory (The Neo Now) with Music Tasmania. 


Q: Who are The Neo Now? 

A: Duo, John Jones and Naomi Black

Q: Where do you perform? 

A: In Hobart.  We are more of a recording band but do love to perform. 

Q: Do you write your own music?

Yes we are songwriters of 100% original independent new music. 


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to chat about music, so feel free to contact us during normal business hours.

The Neo Now

PO Box 372, Lenah Valley, Hobart, TASMANIA, 7008, Austalia

0410 20 71 71


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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