Bright White Lightning
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Bright White Lightning

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Indie




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Still working on that hot first release.



Conceptualized in 2010 by vocalist Scott Howell towards the end of his college career at Yale University, the band began life in 2011 when Scott met bassist Alexander Marne Noelke and drummer Joey Albrecht following a series of chance encounters as neighbors and co-workers.  From humble beginnings and drunken nights programming a Nintendo Game Boy in Scott's apartment, the band's demos quickly attracted interest from fans and labels, ultimately getting Bright White Lightning signed to seminal European chipmusic record label Data Airlines before making their live debut in December 2011.

Bright White Lightning's debut EP, Bad Teeth, was released in April 2012.  Receiving positive reviews from US and European press and fans alike, Bad Teeth quickly established Bright White Lightning's international profile, effortlessly straddling both the chipmusic and indie-pop/rock music scenes in terms of appeal and fan base.  In 2013, the band was joined by Shawn Randles on lead guitar and synths, to support Bright White Lightning's increasingly complex and layered live sound.   

Dirty Nails, the follow-up to Bad Teeth, drops in June 2014 and there is a multitude of events planned alongside the EP's launch.  Dirty Nails juxtaposes guitar, bass and drums with a wide range of retro to modern electronic elements including the Nintento Game Boy, Commodore Amiga, Roland SPD-SX sampling pad and 80s synths.  With the final additions of heartfelt, semi-autobiographical lyrics and powerful choruses, Dirty Nails highlights the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound. 

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