What inspires a band to create the music they do? Brightlight City take on our Desert Island Discs challenge and let us in on the big records that they would want to listen to forever.
As a five piece band it would be only fair that we all choose an album each :
Jamie (Vocals) – Deftones ‘White Pony’
“At the time White Pony was breaking the Nu Metal mould that Deftones got lumped into for some reason. It made them stand out as truly unique in what they did. From soaring choruses to delicate drops to heavy breaks, it’s got it all. The nostalgia that album holds for my youth is ever present in every listen. Not one bad track, and with the added bonus of Maynard lending his incredible vocal talents to the track Passenger, completely awe inspiring stuff.”
Jono (Guitars) – Thrice ‘Artist in the Ambulance’
“An album of great social commentary, mammoth riffs and some awesome vocals. This album isn’t as good as ‘Vheissu’, but it really stood out at the time. Thrice always show progression and maturity with each release and even though this was a more radio friendly release comapared to ‘Illusion of Safety’, it still does sound great today. Dustin’s vocals boom through each track and there are some incredible heavy moments. I know every lyric to this album and always like to give it a listen in the car home from a gig, doing my best silent singing possible.
Tom (Bass/Vocals) – The National ‘Boxer’
“A really moody, beautiful album. It reminds me of late nights and journey’s home. They always create such an awesome atmosphere and mood within their songs and the opening piano chords of ‘Fake Empire’ instantly had me hooked. The more I listen to it the more I love it. Plus you are always going to have a quiet reflective day on the island and this would be perfect for it”
Justin (Guitar/Vocals) – Million Dead ‘A song to ruin’
“I remember hearing a demo of Million Dead in a record store I used to work in. The energy and passion blew my mind, The guy I worked with knew the drummer through friends and recommended me to check them out. Once the album came out I was hooked, at first I was excited as they were like a British At the Drive in, who I loved. The more I listened to the lyrics, the melodies and the intensity of the playing I knew this album would be something that I always go back to. the sheer punk frenzy of opener ‘Pornography for Cowards’, to the epic creatures of ‘A Song to ruin’ and album closer ‘ The Rise and Fall’ , it has something for everyone and such a unique sound and delivery. I always go back to this album when I need a shot of energy and a massive earful of inspiration.”
Ben (Drums) – Biffy Clyro ‘Opposites’
“’Opposites’ contains some real elements of obscurity and complexity from Biffy’s previous records but maintains a tamer feel across both discs giving it a real stadium rock vibe. Every band has to develop and evolve , and it’s clear with ‘Opposites’ that Biffy keep getting stronger and stronger, plus it’s a double album and it double the amount of music to listen to when stranded!”