Monday, May 4, 2009
The Barlights - If It Wasn't For The Light, The Dark Would Have Killed Us
04. Bend and Break
05. When I'm Bored
06. Start Our Days
09. No Guarantees
10. Honest Misbehaviours
11. Driving So Fast
12. On A Saturday
The young four-piece formed in Norwich in 2004 as Oblique but became The Barlights after a change in line-up and musical direction. When it comes to composing and performing the group are undaunted by mixing the convention with the unconventional and blend influences from many eras to create their hybrid sound.
The release of their debut, If It Wasn't For The Light The Dark Would Have Killed Us, which doesn't actually hit the shops until May, is a milestone in the band's career that started on the Gideon Coe show back in 2006. It brings together their upbeat riffs with a light dusting of melancholy.
Support comes from NROne label mates Tin Man, who enjoyed a successful 2008 releasing they own well-received debut and are about to go into the studio again to start work on their Born To Let You Down EP, and fresh-faced indie pop outfit Platform One...www.eveningnews24.co.uk