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FRESH: ‘Tough Love’ – Bright Light Bright Light

Welsh born, NY based electropop act Bright Light Bright Light release their new EP “Tough Love”

Welsh born singer and songwriter Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light has released the second and title track from his forthcoming seven-track EP “Tough Love” (click image above to play), due out September 21st and now available to pre-order. It follows hot on the heels of “How I Feel” (click image below to play) which was made available in June this year.

Tracklisting for the new EP is as follows:
“How I Feel”
“Tough Love”
“Uh Huh!”
“Anybody Else”
“How I Feel” (Disco 12″ mix)
“Tough Love” (Disco 12″mix)

Born in Neath, Wales, Rod has been performing for over ten years now but since 2010 under the name of Bright Light Bright Light (named after the character Gizmo in the 1984 film ‘Gremlins’). He released his debut album “Until Something Fits” in 2009, but since recording as Bright Light Bright Light, has released a further three long players. “Make Me Believe In Hope” (2012), “Life Is Easy” (2014) which made No.139 on the UK album chart and No.19 on the Independent chart, and “Choreography” (2016) which reached No.72 on the UK album chart, No.11 on the Independent chart and No.12 on the US Electronic chart! He has toured extensively both on his own as well as supporting the likes of Elle Goulding and Erasure and has recorded with the likes of Scissor Sisters and even Sir Elton John!

Rod is also taking “Tough Love” on the road this Autumn, playing venues across the UK, Europe and The US. To book tickets click here:
September 20 – Leeds
September 23 – Bristol
September 24 – Cardiff
September 25 – Manchester
September 27 – Glasgow
September 28 – Birmingham
September 29 – London
October 2 – Paris
October 3 – Amsterdam
October 4 – Hamburg
October 7 – Berlin
October 9 – Leipzip
October 10 – Cologne
October 23 – Los Angeles
October 25 – Portland
October 26 – Seattle
October 28 – San Francisco
November 9 – Philadelphia
November 10 – Washington DC
November 13 – Cambridge
November 15 – Toronto
November 17 – New York

“Tough Love” EP is out on September 21st, pre order it here

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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