WALES' LIGHTS THAT CHANGE RELEASES NEW SINGLE
"A radiosexy reinvigoration of early 4AD spirit" - Joe Foster (Creation Records)
" A haunting, shimmering, deceptively simple slice of widescreen shoegaze" - Producer Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid)
FOR FANS OF: Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins,The Cure, This Mortal Coil, Marissa Nadler
Lights That Change is an alternative dreampop ethereal wave 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 creating 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.
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. They are now gearing up to release their debut LP ‘Byzantium’ this summer, which includes guest vocals from Rebecca Palin (Golden Fable) and drum programming from Mal Holmes (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark).
“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”.
We proudly present the first single from this forthcoming album, entitled ‘Voices’, loaded with ethereal wave post-punk magic reminiscent of 4AD’s golden era. Here 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.
About Raphalite Records: A Trans-Atlantic boutique label, based in Wales, UK and Ontario, Canada. Carrying on the tradition of Creation Records and early 4AD, looking beyond the borders most labels are limited to, uncovering hidden gems and bringing them to the world. Endorsed by Creation Records' co-founder Joe Foster. Recent releases include the ‘Revolution - The Shoegaze Revival’ compilation, in collaboration with Gerpfast Kolektif (Indonesia).
"Sublime slice of dream-pop inspired heaven, full of hauntingly beautiful vocal tones, floating progressions & blissfully unassuming guitar lines" - Primal Music Blog
"Stunning and haunting…outstanding showmanship and seductive melody" - The Sound of Confusion
LIGHTS THAT CHANGE:
released September 7, 2015
Mandy Clare - vocals, lyrics, arrangement
John Bryan - bass guitar
Marc Joy - guitars, composition, arrangement
Malcolm (Mal) Holmes - drum programming
Rebecca Palin - additional vocals
Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Marc Joy for Ferndale Productions
Photograph by Jason Sheppard. Artwork by Marc Joy.