05/05/2011 Done and Dusted
The album sessions a e now complete and we are very pleased with the results. look forward to seeing you at some summer gigs now.
The first album recording sessions begin on Monday at the Magic Garden Studios owned by Gavin Monaghan. We hope he's got the kettle on, christ it's cold!
23/08/2010 USA! USA!
Good news for fans across the pond. Our USA label minty fresh will be releasing Low Hundreds and January Blues on itunes USA on 28th September. Howdy Pardners!
19/08/2010 nO NEWS Is GOoD nEWs
theLIGHTS are curently holidaying, resting and writing the debut album in equal measure. It is of course going to be amazing, so we'll keep you posted of any sneak previews live, pre recorded or otherwise. cheers Kellio
16/03/2010 SESSION on WCR FM
We are recording a show toninght for Zoe Turner's mid morning show On WCR FM. You can catch it next tuesday morning between 10 am and 1pm on 101.8 FM or I believe there is a pod cast: search for "jason and zoe in the bar" which goes out very soon after the show. It's all recorded at the Wolves Ground and last time it was great fun so try and tune in some how. cheers the Lights
24/02/2010 Bullying in the Lights camp claims so what's new??
Well lots actually. We are busy writing our album at the moment. In the meantime our label will be reissuing Low Hundreds in a few weeks and there is a good chance we will be doing a little jaunt around the ....UK.... to support this.
Album and Tour news all TBC in the very near future.
And finally, alleged reports leaked by an anti bullying helpline that I have been throwing my weight around at band practice are totally unfounded. However you do have to slap Dan quite hard sometimes to get him to play the right chord. BYE for now
03/11/2009 Radio stuff
We'll be having a chat and playing our new single January Blues and others at BFBS this thursday evening from 7pm. BFBS goes out worldwide to the forces but you can also catch it accross the Great Britain on DAB digital radio or on sky guide number 0211 and fresat channel 768.
You can also hear our new single January blues on Radio 2
02/11/2009 January Blues released today
JANUARY BLUES AND B SIDE START AGAIN RELEASE TODAY CLICK A LINK BELOW TO BUY
02/11/2009 January Blues promo vid online now!
OK folks January Blues is out on Nov 2nd on Crash Records here is the brand new vid!
07/09/2009 Lamacq and Long Champion New single
Yes two new tracks will be out early November on Crash Records and we are already making waves on Radio 2 with both Janice Long and Steve Lamacq getting on board and supporting yours truly. JANUARY BLUES" and b side "START AGAIN" will be available for download on ITUNES from 2nd November. Check out our constantly updating gigs section to find out where we will be hanging out in the run up.
20/05/2009 Listen again to our session on Radio 2 with Janice Long
Missed us on Radio 2 last night? Fear not...go to the BBC iplayer to listen again to our live session. Available for 7 Days.
15/05/2009 LIGHTS LIVE ON BBC RADIO 2
We will be playing live on Radio Two this coming tuesday evening (19th MAY) on the Janice Long Show from midnight, listen in for tunes and chat. cheers thelights x
09/05/2009 TheLights on Janice Long Show
We will be chatting to Janice and playing some tunes today (Saturday 9th May) from 11a.m. onwards.
Tune into BBC WM on 95.6 FM & DAB radio.
Just to remind everyone, theLights LOW HUNDREDS launch party will be going ahead as planned, robots and all, this saturday 9th May @ the Rainbow, High street, Digbeth, Birmingham. From 8pm.
04/05/2009 Sellaband Artist of the week!
Wow, thanks to investments in the last two weeks, we have topped the hot new artists charts and now people have voted for us in the sellaband six pack competition to make us sellaband artist of the week! Thank you to all the believers who have got us this far in this short amount of time. We'll continue to do what we do best and write more quality songs for you to enjoy.
20/04/2009 theLights on Sellaband
We are currently doing well on sellaband, the site that lets you, the music fan fund the album of an upcoming artist and earn money with their success. We are currently high up on 6th position of hottest new acts. So if your feeling like doing something worthwhile, why not invest in theLights and together we can get that album made. help fund theLights on Sellaband!
20/04/2009 Piccadilly Gig 25th April
Not long now until our next gig on the 25th April. Catch us play our new single Low Hundreds and more at the Red room @ The Comedy Club, Piccadilly. £5 Entry
18/04/2009 LOW HUNDREDS SINGLE NEWS
Dont forget, Low hundreds with B-side Formerly Yours is released on MAY 11th. Go to myspace.com/lightsmusic to purchase single, watch the video and read some fantastic reviews!
18/04/2009 LOW HUNDREDS SINGLE LAUNCH PARTY INFO
Hey everyone, we'd like to invite you to TheLights 'Low Hundreds' Launch party on May 9th @ The fantastic venue that is The Rainbow in Digbeth. As well as providing a party atmosphere with walking and talking robots from the Low Hundreds Video, free goodies and plenty of booze (sorry you'll have to pay for that)!. TheLights will also be playing live on stage, with support from special guests. If you would like to come email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your completly free VIP ticket.
18/04/2009 LOW HUNDREDS HD VIDEO ONLINE NOW!!
Check out the video for Low Hundreds, up now on our You Tube Portal and other popular video sites around the web. Filmed on various locations including scenery of the Cadair Idris pass and the lovely town of Barmouth. Low Hundreds the video tells the age old story about two robots in love, one gets kidnapped, the other gets pi@s?d until finally they get back together again in a bollywood dance off....err.. as you do.
Dont Forget to watch in HD!
18/04/2009 TheLights are Tweeting!
Thats right, we have sucombed to the beast that is twitter! Follow our progress Twitter/thelightsmusic as we gear up for the launch party and the release of the new single Low Hundreds, out May 9th.
16/04/2009 Low Hundreds Lyrics and Info here
DON’T STOP LOOKING CUZ I WON’T STOP LOOKING AS WE’RE PASSING THROUGH WE FLOW WITH THE RIVER DOWN TO THE SHORE ALONE AT NIGHT SHE SAID “WELL THAT’S ALRIGHT IF I CAN DREAM OF YOU” AND IF NOT BEFORE…
I’LL SEE YOU DOWN AT THE LOW LOW HUNDREDS TAKE YOUR TIME WE’LL STAY FOREVER CUZ WE SPEND OUR LIVES APART TRYING TO GET TOGETHER
THE WAVES RIDE HIGHER NOW MY ONE DESIRE IS A SECOND GLANCE SEE NOW I’M DROWNING DEEP IN YOUR EYES TOO MUCH GASSING NOW WE’RE TWO SHIPS PASSING AND WE MISS OUR CHANCE BUT IF WE CAPSIZE…
continuing the Welsh theme we also shot some of the vid amid the spectacular scenery of the Cadair Idris pass and the lovely town of Barmouth.
25/03/2009 What is being said about the new single??
find out here......toxicpete.co.uk
29/01/2009 NEW TUNES
Our single "Low Hundreds" will be released this spring on Crash Records. Keep em peeled for Tour dates, videos and Radio Sessions over the coming months.
16/12/2008 Merry Xmas from us all!!
Seasons greetings and thanks for all your support in 2008.
BBC WM will be doing a special xmas best of 2008 Review show this Thursday and they will be featuring some of the tracks we have played for them this year. Lets hope they play our version of the Greg Lake classic "I believe in Father Christmas". We have yet to hear it ourselves so god knows how it came out!!
Listen live from on DEC 18th 10pm - midnight on BBC WM 95.6FM or catchy up on bbc iplayer.
Have a wonderful new year and hope to see you at the Rainbow on Jan 9th. xxxx
27/11/2008 ALL WE HEAR IS RADIO LA! LA!
We will be playing four new tracks live tonight on BBC WM introducing on 95.6FM or online at www.bbc.co.uk. Tune in from 10pm onwards. It's the start of a month of exclusives on the show carrying on next week with the first ever play of our new single and followed up again on Dec 18th with the broadcast of our exclusive bbc only version of the Greg lake smash hit "I believe in Father Christmas"
It's all happening with Brett and Louise on BBC RADIO WM starting tonight at 10PM.
18/09/2008 NEW AUTUMN RELEASE
"The Fair Weather Travelling Companion" EP is available to download from iTunes and 7digital indiestore from Nov 3rd. Here's what people are saying about it....
"Following up downoad single, The Score, Brum quintet THE LIGHTS get physical with The Fairweather Travelling Companion own label EP. With the electric version sounding like Duran, it's interesting to hear an acoustic Stop Stop Carry On here sounding far more in tune with the psychedelic trad folk of The Leaving Song and the building anthemic Maria McKee inclinations of Film Within A Film. Of the other two equally fine tracks here, the Manics flavoured She's The Answer comes from the earlier Eve EP while a falsetto voiced slow tumbling pop Welcome To It All is part of the Blue Whale sessions available for free download on their website www.thelights.co.uk"
MIKE DAVIES BRUM BEAT
"Harmony driven, rich folk with a stirring, disquieting melancholic heart…"
"I was rather taken with The Light's last single - The Score with its sub-Pat Benatar vocals and intoxicating harmonies, and with this new ep the band have evolved in a direction I perhaps wouldn't have expected. Moving away from the pop rock sound of The Score to something more folk orientated. In particular Film Within A Film and The Leaving Song evoke memories of Poppies In A Field Of Corn period River City People (a much loved and much missed band). Elsewhere Kellio shares lead vocals with Lizzy Keys, the acoustic duet Stop Carrying On being particularly poignant. ****" get ready to rock.com
CHECK OUT SAMPLES AND PRE ORDER NOW FROM www.indiestore.7digital.com/lightsmusic/
08/09/2008 MobileAct Unsigned
Hiya everyone, hope you're all good?! We have been beckoned by the cry of Alex James and Jo Whiley to enter the MobileAct Unsigned competition which could see our ugly mugs appear on t'telly! But, we need your help...please take 2 minutes to log onto http://orangeunsignedact.co.uk/acts/thelights and register your vote for us. Voting is open until september 14th, but its only the top 25 bands that are guaranteed to get an audition, so get your mum, your brother, your talented pets and anyone else you can to vote for us!
We are, as always very grateful for your support!
See you soon, theLights xxx
28/08/2008 New Website!
Its happened people, our new website has escaped the clutches of its crazy inventor and ventured out into the world of cyber space! As you can see, the new look is tailor made for each and every one of you lights fans, as you can choose your favourite member of the band to grace your screen as you browse the site! Just click at the top of the page to change to another band member, or why not throw caution to the wind and Randomise theLights! Go on, you know you wanna!
Here you will find the gossip on what's going on in the band, information about where to purchase our music and also what we're up to before even we know! So its wise to check back to the site on a regular basis so as not to miss out! Go now, and fill your boots on the new free wallpapers and videos and let us know what you think of our flashy new site by posting on our Facebook & Myspace on the links above!
speak to you all soon...... love theLights xxx
18/07/2008 10 Day Giveaway
There is much speculation about the value of music, for instance it's estimated that "Stairway to Heaven" on its own has brought in revenue of $572 million since its release. Well for the next 10 days to celebrate the release of our new single all of our music* is absolutely, totally, utterly free to download from our indiestore 7 digital giveaway Get yourself over there now and tuck into some lights music, it won't cost no quarter! *Indie store restrictions prevent us from changing the original price of some tracks
18/06/2008 More Reviews for 'The Score'
Blimey Charlie, cop a load of this then!! Well, you certainly can't say that The Lights lack confidence!! 'The Score' is full-on, flat-out energy and good, solid British panache!! Stunningly assembled and beautifully recorded, 'The Score' just zips out at yer and smacks yer full in the face - no excuses, no apologies, no prisoners taken! If you ever want to show someone what energy and confidence is all about just point them in the general direction of The Lights - they're absolutely bristling with electricity and feelgood factor. The Lights are a Birmingham five-piece and they certainly know how to rock up a good pop song; 'The Score' is simply gruesome! Right from the opening notes through to the last decay of the last note, 'The Score' whip up a pretty scary frenzy - it's brilliant, it's massive, it's bloody great! 'The Score' is rammed full of commerciality - it's memorable, instantly recognisable, melodic, epic, anthemic and many more ...ics that I just can't call to mind at the moment. Certainly different and definitely hard-driven, 'The Score' crashes from the speakers, leaving scorch marks as it exits, and runs rampant through the brain - it's scary shit but by God it's good shit!! 'The Score' by The Lights is a piece of rocket fuelled pop-rock the like of which you just don't hear every day - fanbloodytastic!! Whoever said pop music can't be enjoyable? Peter J Brown aka toxic pete
17/06/2008 The Lights return victorious from italian music festival
The Lights came top of the semi final grouping at The Trimis European Music Festival in Bologna on Friday and went on to success at the finals on Saturday where we won "Best International Group" and also 2nd place in the overall final. Further more Dan went on to win best guitarist of the whole weekend! (I know) The prize for that being a gorgeous genuine fender strat which he couldn't' wait to get his mitts on. 2nd place won us a rather nifty PA system which we have had to leave in Italy cuz we couldn't fit it on the plane.
24/04/2008 Radio Session
theLights will be performing and talking rubbish tonight 9.00pm 24th April on BBC WM Introducing 95.6FM. Tune in
08/01/2008 Happy new year from theLights
Happy New Year from all of us in theLights and special greetings to all of you who signed up to the mailing list via the Neds Xmas Gig in Wolves, we hope you are enjoying the cds! Don't forget our debut single Stop Stop, Carry On is also still available from itunes or by texting lights to 82822. Although we are currently writing new material we will be doing the odd live show now and then over the next couple of months whilst planning a more extensive uk tour in April. Keep your eyes on our website and myspace for details and always remember we love hearing from you so please message us anytiime you like about anything you wish.
09/12/2007 Xmas with Neds Atomic Dustbin
Just as we were packing away our instruments for another year and settling down with a glass of sherry it turns out we'll be doing one more show this year! Black Country Legends "Neds Atomic Dustbin" have kindly asked us to open their 20th Anniversary Xmas Party. Tickets are moving fast so get in quick. It's all happening at The Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton On Friday 21st December. See you there and merry xmas theLights xxxx
08/09/2007 Debut Single
Literally hot (and sweating) out of the studio, we have finished recording what is to be our debut single 'Stop, Stop, Carry On' Due for release on the 22nd of October the single promises to be a big hit. If you can't wait till then, you can catch a sneak preiview of the single on our myspace theLights myspace. There you can also find Stop, Stop, Carry On V2 - A stripped down accoustic version also beaing released at the same time. The two singles will be available for pre-order very soon from popular download sites. More details to follow.
Hi Folks, please take 5 mins to drop by our myspace theLights myspace and listen to one of our posted tracks. We are currently down to the last 50 in a competition at Climb the Tail which is currently judged on your number of myspace plays. So by doing so you would be really helping us out. Cheers Guys.
09/08/2007 Launch party for debut single
The venue is booked and the tickets printed for our launch party of our debut single 'Stop, Stop, Carry On'. The party is going to be held at the newest live venue in town - the Island Bar, Suffolk Street, Birmingham on the 12th Oct. The party is going to be free and invite only, if you would like a ticket to see us play a few songs live, listen to some hot d.js and to drink the night away (we have our very own 'stop, stop, carry on cocktail)! then email us now before they run out, and we'll send you a free ticket. What could be better for the start of the weekend!
10/07/2007 Live not Live
If you missed our live session on WCR FM Last week you can listen to it on our myspace page where it will be posetd for a short while. lights music
01/07/2007 Live Session
We will be having a chat and playing a few laid back tunes this tuesday evening 3rd june on WCR FM WOLVERHAMPTON. To listen (to see how many mistakes we make) tune into 101.8 fm between 7 and 9 pm.
15/06/2007 The Emergenza regional finals
We will shortly be playing our biggest show of the year so far: The Emergenza regional finals at the Carling Academy Birmingham. In order to progress to the National final in London we really need your support on the day as a large sway of the outcome relies on audience voting. The event will be held on Sunday July 8th, entry is £6 and our stage time is between 3.30-6.00pm so it's a good excuse to come out for a drink on a Sunday without feeling guilty that you're out too late! The event will run into the evening with many more acts to follow should you wish to make a day of it. If you would like to buy a ticket please get in touch email us now and we will sort you out and also love you forever. keep well and look after each other. theLights
15/05/2007 Emergenza Concerts
theLights continue to plough through the competition at this years Emergenza Concerts and have now earned a place in the regional final on July 8th. This will be held at Birmingham's Premiere 3,000 capicity venue "The Carling Academy". However you can catch them live in a more intimate setting this coming Friday (18th May) at the home of live music and drinking in Stourbridge, the famous "Katie Fitzgeralds" Entry only £1 Doors 8.30pm
29/01/2007 theLights london funbus
As you can see from our gigs listing, we are lined up to be playing at the betsey trotwood in london on saturday 31st March. Were gonna hire a mini bus to go down so if you want a seat email us now. Times have yet to be arranged but we usually set off before midday to get into a pub by atleast 2!
02/01/2007 Happy new year
So brand new year for us, first of all we would like to say a massive thanks to those who came along to our xmas gig, also for the bears, percy and silently yossarian (it could'nt of happened without you guys). Well we have already got a few dates lined up see gigs firstly were at the Barfly in town supporting the wombats, hope to see u there....
07/12/2006 Flapper and Firkin, Birmingham
Seasons greetings lights friends, the christmas time is upon us woohoooooo, sorry just getting a bit excited. So why not kick things off with theLights anual christmas hootenanny spectacular. We will be playing at the flapper and firkin in birmingham on the 16th december, doors open 8pm. Supporting us on the night are good friends, when bears attack, accoustic stylings with percy and last but not least, Boc and liam who will be playing a few tunes. Go to this link to print off a flyer which will let you in for 3 christmas pounds!
22/10/2006 Millenium Point - Shake your arts showcase
The Millenium Point in Birmingham are hosting a four day event, Shake your arts. We are due to go on stage at 7.30pm on the saturday. Entrance is free, so hope to see you all there. Check out the Shake your arts website here
06/09/2006 Give Back Project, Alexandra Theatre
We are playing at our most exciting gig yet at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham on October 11th. The show, called the Give Back Project is putting on a show extravaganza for the best in local bands of all genres, singer songwriters and dancers. The show promises to be a great success with many top celebrities and industry support contributing to the night, and the future show at the NIA. We urge all our old and new fans to support the project as it aims to showcase, nurture and develop talent, something that is greatly lacking in this industry. So head over to Give Back Project Homepage for tickets and more info. We are greatly excited about this and hope you are too!
28/08/2006 Selfsense EP now released
Our long awaited EP titled selfsense has now been released. Order you copy now by going to our myspace page www.myspace.com/lightsmusic and click on our paypal banner.
22/08/2006 Cancelled gig
Sorry guys and girls, but our gig at the Water Rats has been cancelled due to circumstances out of our control. It seems the promoters are no longer using that venue anymore. Good news is that we are working with them to secure another gig down in London in the near future, so watch this space.
22/07/2006 theLights on Radio Pulse
theLights will appear on Redditch local station Radio Pulse on 15th August. Tune into 1350AM at 7pm to hear an interview and acoustic songs from the band. See www.hospitalradiopulse.com for more info.
22/07/2006 Water Rats gig, London
We will yet again be taking the fun bus down to the Water Rats gig in London on the 26th August. Unlike the last few times we have been, we won't be setting off too early this time. We aim to get there about 5ish, just enough time for a few pints before we play! To reserve a seat, click on 'theContact' to send us an email. Seats will be around £5 each.
25/05/2006 theLights go Monochrome
Growing Internet Sensation "Monochrome Museum" will be featuring some Lights tracks on their show this Saturday. It will be available to download shortly after 12.00pm and then for the following week at www.monochromemuseum.co.uk John and Mol (who some of you may remember from hosting the excellent Party in the Park at Mary Stevens this year) have reported a regular weekly download of 3000 worldwide for the show. Tune in this Saturday and help boost it some more!
13/04/2006 Beacon Radio - Vote for the Best
You may of heard our name a few times on the fresh & Jo show on Beacon radio. They are running a 'vote for the best local live band' all this week. Click here to vote for us and share your thoughts about us with them (be kind)!- the comments get read out everyday at around 8.40.
05/04/2006 EP Kind of finished theLights new "Self Sense EP" is now complete and although there is no CD yet you can purchase the tracks in MP3 format at www.overplay.co.uk/thelights
ALL WE HEAR IS RADIO LA! LA!
We will be playing four new tracks live tonight on BBC WM introducing on 95.6FM or online at www.bbc.co.uk. Tune in from 10pm onwards
It's the start of a month of exclusives on the show carrying on next week with the first ever play of our new single and followed up again on Dec 18th with the broacast of our exclusive bbc only version of the Greg lake smash hit "I believe in Father Christmas"
It's all happening with Brett and Louise on BBC RADIO WM starting tonight at 10PM. Happy Listening