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
Bright Young People
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If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, then look no further, if Bono was here he’d never play that song again, if The Hives were here they’d realise they’re no longer your favourite new band. I was stood there grinning like a cat from Cheshire, my foot stomping on the wooden floor of this wonderful venue as Bright Young People pounded out their mesmerising short set. I was stood there wondering how could anyone not like this, and if you surgically removed them from the sofa and dragged them cowelling and screaming to see this band they would agree with you …
(taken from today’s Daily Post, by Ian Hughes)
As hard as it is to imagine some 1920s upper class cad lounging nonchalantly around the Sun Centre, it is even harder to associate them with straight up, backs-to-the-wall rock and roll.
“I was just reading up about this group of aristocrats running amok and liked the idea,” explains drummer for Rhyl’s Bright Young People Casey Ingram.