Bright Light Bright Light (which I really hope is a Gremlins reference!) is the one-man project of Cardiff based Singer/Songwriter Rod Thomas who absolute passion to create well-crafted Pop music shines through the music from the first listen.
You can tell that Rod has spent a few years honing his craft as, for a DIY production, it’s pretty damn slick. It’s also timed brilliantly, this kind of ElectroPop with an emphasis on songwriting, an ElectroPop revolution of substance over style, is set to blow up this year and Bright Light Bright Light could well be at the head of the pack.
His latest track ‘A New Word To Say’ is a perfect example of this, it’s intelligent yet catchy, danceable yet thoughtful. Essentially it’s been written rather than produced, if you see what I mean? Which is always refreshing in electronic music.
Rod has roped in his friend James Yuill and fellow Cardiff ElectroPoppers Friends Electric (who’s reMix of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Under The Sheets’ we featured way back when) for reMix duties. James delivers a bright retro synth mix that actually sounds like it was fun to make while Friends Electric take it straight to the dancefloor in a French House stylee.
Bright Light Bright Light have a few appearances lined up for the coming months, catch them if you can:
20th March – Sink The Pink [DJ Set], Resistance Gallery, London
03rd April – Sink The Pink [DJ Set], Vogue Fabrics, London
12th April – The Lexington, London
13th April – FLUX=RAD, Cardiff Arts Institute, Cardiff
15th April – Night & Day, Manchester
17th April – The Forum, London
24th April – Unit, Southampton
30th April – New Sound Wales Showcase, Chapter Arts, Cardiff
Rod also heads up Self Raising Records, so expect Bright Light Bright Light’s album soon, until them bestow some of that MySpace love of your on him: