Nowhere Lights

Nowhere Lights

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Lead singer/songwriter Neil Lawrence is a fresh new voice in the Boston alt-country scene, with a veteran backing band. Influences include Wilco, Bon Iver, Bonny Prince Billy, REM, Ryan Adams and Radiohead. Expecting major buzz in the UK upon the release of the Lily Allen cover "Never Gonna Happen."


The Nowhere Lights are a melodic and afro-beat influenced alt-country band from Boston, MA, USA. Having been around since early 2009, the band has recently finished recording its first single, and has already carved out a name for themselves amongst the roots rock scene in Boston. They have been gigging in the premier venues in Boston, including Toad, The Middle East and Johnny D's, and are expecting major buzz in the UK upon the release of their song and video “Never Gonna Happen,” a cover version of the hit Lilly Allen song. Mixed and mastered by T.W. Walsh (Pedro the Lion), the vinyl and digital release is scheduled for September 21st, 2010.

Lead singer/songwriter Neil Lawrence is a fresh voice in the Boston alt-country scene, and he takes the genre in a folky, atmospheric direction reminiscent of Bon Iver and Radiohead. Previously Neil was in the Mulligrubs, and released a solo EP in 2008. Other members of the band include bass player and vocalist Worth Wagers, who has been featured on Rescue 911 as lead singer/guitarist of his powerpop group the Moviegoers. He has also played Lilith Fair and showcased at SXSW in 2000 as guitarist and vocalist in his alt-country group Cow Lily, reviewed by Billboard Magazine. Worth has also showcased at SXSW in 2004 and been reviewed in MOJO as guitarist and vocalist in Jason Walker and the Last Drinks. Most recently Worth was guitarist and vocalist in leading Boston alt-country band The Patrons.

Guitarist and vocalist Mike Murray is best known for his collaboration with T.W. Walsh (Pedro the Lion) in cult Boston band the Soft Drugs. Rounding out the Nowhere Lights is drummer John Glenshaw, formerly a member of renowned African band Sankai, led by Fellyko Tshikala. As a member of Sankai John played numerous world music events including the Houston and Louisiana International Festivals. Together, the members of the Nowhere Lights have shared the stage with Wilco, Fleet Foxes, the Autumn Defense, Buffalo Tom, Kevin Coyne, Ryan Adams, Superchunk, Glen Tillbrook and Andrew Bird, among others.


Don't Bother b/w Never Gonna Happen - 45 (2010)

Previous releases by members of the Nowhere Lights include:

Soft Drugs - Get Back
Jason Walker and the Last Drinks - Ashes and Wine

Set List

Typical nights are two one-hour sets. Original songs include:

Count You Out
This Side
Shed Light
Rolling On
Don't Bother
The Ride Home
Pick You Up
Far Off
No Response

Cover songs include:

Never Gonna Happen (Lilly Allen)
It's All Over Now (Bobby Womack)
Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards) Tom Waits
New Speedway Boogie (Grateful Dead)