| Indie rock|
| Leon Blanchard
Grimsby, United Kingdom (2005)
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 Brightlights Wikipedia
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.
They appeared on the V Festival's "Road to V" competition in the summer of 2007. They subsequently won the competition along with Ipswich band Rosalita.
In September 2007, The Guardian newspaper featured them as their 'New Band of the Day'.
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.
Prolific DJs such as Zane Lowe, Colin Murray and Steve Lamacq have positively commented on the track. The single entered the UK Indie Chart at No. 2 on 11 November 2007.