theLights are a five piece melodic alt pop band from Birmingham, UK. Their sound is like nobody else: eclectic and intimately epic with a touch of old enough to know better! The band are Liz Sheils (Vocals & Keys) , Shaun Kelly (Vocals & Acoustic), Dan Tombs (Lead Guitar), Gaz Worton (Bass Guitar), Woz Meadows (Drums).
“Teenager of the Century”, the band’s début album, was released in October 2011, having been recorded over the course of ten days with producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Paolo Nutini, JAWS) . Indie London called it “a shimmering piece of indie pop” and Gigs and Festivals described the band as “one of the brightest new bands to arrive on the UK music scene”.
theLights gigged extensively throughout 2011-2012, including performances at the inaugural Strummer of Love festival, Cockrock 2012 and the BBC club. In September 2012 the band played the Birmingham Symphony Hall as part of the Birmingham Artsfest festival.
The release of Teenager of the Century and singles from it garnered radio support from the likes of Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, BBC WM, BBC Tees, BBC Cambridge, Amazing Radio, BFBS and Q Radio.
The band signed to Integrity in October 2012 for the release of their single ‘Days don’t get me far enough away’ supported by a video staring BBC Radio 2 DJ’s Jeremy Vine, Alex Lester and Janice Long, together with BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins.
This was followed in October 2013 by the single ‘Dust and Stone’, taken from their forthcoming second album.
“Just file under amazing music” Maverick Magazine
“Imagine Elvis Costello writing lyrics for ELO” NME
Website : www.thelights.co.uk / Facebook : www.facebook.com/thelightsuk
Twitter : www.twitter.com/thelightsmusic / Youtube : www.youtube.com/thelightsmusic
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