Bright Young People have that swagger; they’re swag’n’roll – cool as fuck and make a sound synonymous with dimly lit bars, the smell of stale beer and a haze of cigarette smoke. There’s no pretension, no acting the part, no trying to be cool; it comes naturally. Just like the music…More
Bright Young People
It was like a nostalgic trip back to the halcyon days of Bar Blu, a place I haunted almost every Wednesday night, with my preferred tipple in hand as many a band played their little socks off. You can read plenty of those reviews from over ten years ago on this very website (look for the Gig Reviews tab up there). We saw some fantastic bands through those years (and some shit ones) and had some fantastic nights too (and some shit ones).
Bar Blu was symbolic, the sound was usually rubbish, there was no stage (just a floor area), but it didn’t matter. So long as we kept to our ‘no more than four pints on a school night’ rule (often broken), we could usually muster up a descriptive review for the masses to read. More
From the gutter in Rhyl to the bright lights of London, Bright Young People kick the beggar on the sidewalk, flick the V’s at the cameras and act cooler than cool in the name of rock and roll… Make that dirty rock and roll. Their debut (proper) 5 track EP gives a nod to sunny Rhyl with the title ‘Sunshine Town EP’ and is loud, gritty and uncompromising with it’s Stooges swagger and spit you in the face attitude. (itunes)More