“A lovely sounding thing”
“Another slice of classy stadium-sized pop from State Lights”
– DAILY MAIL
With powerhouse vocals that rival the enchanting beauty of Freddie Mercury and George Michael, State Lights write songs that send your spirits soaring” – HOTPRESS
State Lights announce the release of their new double A side single ‘Let You Go’ / ‘Tinseltown in the Rain’ tomorrow ahead of the Dublin based four piece’s next headline show at Dublin’s Button Factory on Saturday April 25th .
The Double-A single, the band’s first of 2020 comes on the back of the band’s sold out Whelan’s show last October, and the four piece’ debut London headline in November. Let You Go is written by Shobsy, Joe, Noel and Paul (State Lights) while Tinseltown In Rain , is one of the band’s favourite songs and an inspired choice for this double A-side. The sublime Blue Nile , Glasgow three-piece of Paul Buchanon, Robert Bell and Paul (PJ) Moore originally recorded this charming beauty of syth, electronic pop for its 1984 album A Walk Across The Rooftops . Oh and those vocals, there is no way we could forget, mercifully beautiful!
Tinseltown In Rain also sits high on the sound track to some of our childhoods! Shobsy and the boys has taken the task to hand and quite frankly the outcome is exactly what we have come to expect from State Lights, fabulous. I think Paul Buchanan and his buddies would agree.
Showcasing a sound ready made for arenas Let you Go is a slab of melodic pop / rock that will bring the band to new audiences. Tinseltown in the Rain is a modern day reworking of this classic Blue Nile song that is sure to appeal to fans young and old.
In recent times the band released ‘Peace Will Come, ‘a single supported by EIREWAVE , featured as ‘The Next Big Thing’ . This led to a spot at the prestigious Electric Arena Stage at Electric Picnic where they shared the stage with The Kooks, St Vincent and Cigarettes after Sex and followed this up with support slots with The Fratellis and The Academic.
State Lights formed three years ago at BIMM College in Dublin, bonding over a shared interest in classic pop music and a common desire to write big stadium sized songs the guys decided to work on a music project. Band members are singer Shobsy, guitarist Joe Regan, drummer Paul Ridgeway and bassist Noel Perry.
The band recently announced a headline show for The Button Factory on Saturday April 25th and have just completed a busy year of touring activity which included appearances at Electric Picnic, Indiependence and the Kaleidoscope Music Festival.