New Light Brigade
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New Light Brigade

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In a similar fashion - Karl Sloan - who had travelled all the way down from Edinburgh for his short-but-sweet set - hushed the audience by opening with a rousing rendition of a Levellers classic, Fifteen years.

Karl went on to perform a clutch of original songs, his soft yet soulful voice melting hearts with as much precision as Damien Rice's, his strong sense of melody ensuring that his songs are extremely catchy, radio-friendly gems to scupper James Blunt's arsenal. Indeed, his final song was subtly backed by pre-recorded keyboards and a beat to further prove that Karl is an incredibly talented songwriter to watch out for. - This is Ull


The bands first E.P. is available to listen to at

The song Beauty at high tide has received airplay and been heard by millions courtesy of internet streaming.



There aren't too many fringe bands playing catchy pop/rock anymore and its still an immensely popular field. Consider groups such as REM & Crowded House who have huge followings and strings of No.1 albums. New Light Brigade blend that with more modern styles to make quite a unique, original sound. And depending on the audience, we can throw in a piano ballad, a folk song, or something with an indie flavour, without them sounding out of place in our set. This makes us a good festival band.
The band members have a good chemistry and are musically connected since college in 1997. Since then drummer Phil & singer Louisa were in 'The Weekend Millionaires' and came 2nd in a battle of the bands contest. 1st place would have earned them a slot at the massive Leeds V festival.
Frontman Karl Sloan spent 5 years in Edinburgh where he performed before a broadcasted comedy show. He has been named songwriter of the month on a regional BBC Radio show where he performed to 250,000 listeners and in 2009 was again live on BBC Radio from the Beverley Folk festival (England).
In 2007 he had a No.1 on the IAC music chart & Cashbox pop picks chart in the U.S. which featured in the Cashbox magazine and made No.3 on the Indiestore chart in the UK. The song has now been heard by millions due to internet streaming. Other festivals include Cambridge, The original rock marquee at Tribfest, Edinburgh fringe amongst others.
Combined, they have shared the same stage as Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman, The Proclaimers, Hot club of cow tow, Chris Helme from The Seahorses and have received positive comments from the likes of Mike Scott from The Waterboys, ex Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin and industry professionals from Cashbox magazine and various internet sites.