|Origin||Grimsby, United Kingdom|
The Brightlights are a four-piece British indie rock band from Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire. They released their debut single, "Inspired By", on 5 November 2007. The single was produced by Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas.
The band have cited Morning Runner, Razorlight, Coldplay, The Kooks and Oasis and Joel Savory as their influences - with Channel 4 Music describing them as "explosive melodic rock with a dark edge." They have been compared to the American indie rock band Kings of Leon.
After being recently signed by Distiller Records, they released their debut single, "Inspired By", on 7" vinyl and download on 5 November 2007. Reviews were generally favourable. The video for the single was filmed in the band's hometown of Grimsby on the eastern coast of England. It was directed by Jay Burridge who has also worked on a video for Hot Chip. It features teenage actor and Grimsby resident Thomas Turgoose.
- Channel4.com - SlashMusic profile
- Q Magazine - New to Q: The Brightlights
- Road to V - The Brightlights profile
- Virtual Festivals - Post-V Festival interview
- Guardian Unlimited Music - No 187: The Brightlights
- Neu Magazine - 'Inspired By' single review
- ContactMusic.com - 'Inspired By' single review
- GIGWISE.com - 'Inspired By' single review
- Music-News.com - The Brightlights release debut