Wales’ Lights That Change dish up slow-burning 'Voices' single feat. Mal Holmes (OMD)
"A truly beautiful slow burning slice of dreamy bright pop" - Louder Than War
"A brooding intro brings us into a sonic world, suggesting something of classic shoegaze flavour whilst shooting firmly for the mysterious unknown future...a radiosexy reinvigoration of early 4AD spirit" - Joe Foster (Creation Records)
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Lights That Change is an alternative ethereal dreampop outfit, hailing from North Wales and headed by Marc Joy. After many years producing other artists, he finally turned his attention towards his own creative endeavours. Thus was born Lights That Change, channeling new energies into sculpting horizons of perfect dreamscapes, primarily based on guitars.
Lights That Change released their debut EP ‘Rainbow On Your Shoulder’ in 2013, followed by ‘Whispers in February’ and have received support from BBC, Tom Robinson, and Amazing Radio, among others. Louder Than War has premiered the new single 'Voices', which was released on May 11. The newly-released video is simultaneously premiering on 50thirdand3rd and Jammerzine.
"I listened to the track hundreds of times to get a solid feel for the music. Images fell into place in my mind and then I reproduced them on the screen," explains British filmographer Jason Sheppard, who created this video. "This has a lovely gothic feel to the sound but also a soundtrack theme to it. A soundtrack to your life."
Over the past year, Lights That Change have undergone a reformation, with Mandy Clare on vocals, John Bryan on bass and Marc Joy on guitars. Rebecca Palin (Golden Fable) and drums from Mal Holmes (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) both appear on this first single 'Voices' and elsewhere on their forthcoming debut LP ‘Byzantium’, expected later this summer.
“I’m extremely happy to be involved in Lights That Change,” says Mal Holmes. “This has given me the freedom to create something special for ‘Voices’ and the new album doing what I love to do … this is why I started playing drums in the first place”.
The first single from this forthcoming album, entitled ‘Voices’, is chalked full of ethereal wave post-punk magic reminiscent of 4AD’s golden era. Mandy Clare lays mesmerizing vocals over a bed of drifting, powerfully moving soundscapes. Lights That Change will also be bringing their new permanent lineup to U.K. live audiences soon.
"A haunting, shimmering, deceptively simple slice of widescreen shoegaze that knows 100% what it's all about. A winner" - Producer Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid)
"Sublime slice of dream-pop inspired heaven, full of hauntingly beautiful vocal tones, floating progressions & blissfully unassuming guitar lines" - Primal Music Blog
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