Bright Young People
Friday 20th July 2012
Free Before 9pm, £4.00 Thereafter
Like all great bands, Bright Young People are more than their sum of their parts.
For all their primal rhythms, raucous guitars and searing vocals, it’s the whole that counts, not the constituent elements – the whole in this case being the best thing to come out of North Wales since the A55.
Long-time friends Lee Dawson (vocals and guitar) and Casey Ingram (drums) had been searching for a sound for some time, laying down the foundations for what would become Bright Young People.
The final piece in the puzzle came in the shape of bassist Jamie Cardno, and since the crystallisation of the line-up in late 2011,
The result is a raw, emotive sound, with nods to the garage-born sleaze of The Stooges and Velvet Underground and the balls-out stomp of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, but crucially and emphatically, it’s a sound all of their own.
“Bright Young People” are coming. You’d be wise not to stand in their way.