Black Light White Light are a psychedelic rock band who originally formed back in 2009.Their sound proved effective and played an important part in the resurgence of psychedelic rock. Drawing their inspiration from 60s bohemian psychedelic indie rock, the group managed to cling on to their roots. Even deeper still, we find another layer of dreamy pop melodies and soundscapes, promoting a more thought-provoking experience; reminiscent of classic psychedelic rock acts like The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane and The Seeds. With that in mind we can’t overlook the fact that parallels can also be drawn from the more British / Manchester leaning sounds, with noticeable comparisons to Ian Brown of the Stone Roses. most notably in lead singer, Martin’s emotive vocals.
Previously working closely with producer Rick Parker, (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dandy Warhols, Von Bondies) the group’s notoriety has seen them tour Northern Europe and Italy and even perform at international large scale music events including NXNE Music Festival. Beyond this they have toured the UK twice and the US extensively, covering North Carolina to California. Through their travels they have shared the bill with some big international names including Crocodiles, Crystal Antlers and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives. The band have also worked closely with US producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith(Jet, The Dandy Warhols) and Grammy Award wining string arranger Davide Rossi (Coldplay, Goldfrapp), with support from Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, The Raveonettes, Morrissey).
Black Light White Light’s new single, “High Like A Hurricane/ Sex & Fury” is available now and has been picked up by the likes of Artrocker and Big Cheese. An album is due for release in September and will revisit the band’s love for classic rock temperaments with a heavier focus on the more experimental psychedelia and rich melody.