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"Bright Light"

Being forced to stay in and count your pennies because of the credit crunch?

Epic rockers Third Light are appealing to music fans to defy the recession and to get out and enjoy a night of live music for free.

Third Light are playing a free gig at the Fighting Cocks on Friday before heading to Brixton Jamm to support Alabama 3 (whose track, Woke Up This Morning, soundtracks Tony Soprano's drive through New Jersey at the start of each episode of The Sopranos). The Jamm gig will be the lads' biggest to date.

DJ Wallis, the band's lead singer, says: "Many people don't realise local gigs usually only cost £3 a ticket and are often free.

It's a real shame people forget what a great night can be had on the cheap by heading down to a local venue for a social pint to the sound of a live band.

There is such a fantastic atmosphere and friendly vibe at the venues we currently play. You never know, one day you could be reminiscing about that time you saw Third Light in Kingston." - Kingston Guardian

"Third Light - Iodine"

The chances are you've probably heard of Third Light and not even known it. In 2006, one of their earlier tracks was used on the Barclays Premier League advert that aired on BBC World; the same track was used later in 2007 for the launch of the Popworld Pulp magazine, based on the popular music television show on Channel 4.

Iodine, Third Light's four track debut ep, was recorded in July 2007, two years after the band's formation in South London. It opens with a cheerfully optimistic guitar riff and the lyrics "Tired of standing up and falling down, trying to find a way out of this town; it always brings me down"; a sweeping, melodic rock sound, which specifically reminded me of Idlewild. This, I consider, a great compliment seen as though I have been a great admirer of the Scottish rock band since my mid-teenage years .

'Faster Than Fiction' and 'Liars One and All' both elaborate upon this catchy pop/rock energy; thus, defining the band's word of mouth stardom in and around the South London area.

'Small Acorns Grow Big Trees', however, has to be my definitive song of the four. The combination of cordial writing, a sympathetic vocal tone, and poignant instrumental backing, come the true feelings of four poetic individualists, who clearly have a passion for what they do.

Production has already begun on Third Light's debut album Built By Machines, coming early 2009. And judging by their work here, I am anticipating great things. - Ataraxia


Iodine (EP) - 4 tracks, 2007.
Leaders And Followers (single) - 2 tracks, April 2009.
Built By Machines (album) - 11 tracks, July 2009.



Forming in 2005 from the ashes of previous bands, the core of Third Light have been together writing music for several years now.

In 2006, one of the bands tracks "Gone Too Long" was used on a Barclays Premier League advert that aired on BBC World and again in early 2007, for the launch of the Popworld Pulp magazine - based on the popular music television show on Channel 4.

They recorded their first EP, "Iodine" in July 2007 at Invincible Studios with Scotch Gnarly and began production on their debut album, "Built By Machines", in late 2008. It's expected release date is mid-2009 and is being entirely self-engineered, produced, mixed, released and distributed by the band. First single from the album, "Leaders And Followers", is included in this EPK and demonstrates their ability to not only write superb pop/rock music, but to produce it expertly as well.

DJ Wallis is the main songwriter of the band, possessing a gift for memorable melodies and anthems which he has been writing since he was a boy. Lead guitarist and producer of all the band's recordings, Mike Payne, has a penchant for unique guitar sounds and an innate ability to use them to compliment DJ's songwriting rather than overshadowing it. Mark Dainty is often referred to by the rest of the band as "the human drum machine", so named for the precision and accuracy of his drumming. Newest recruit Martin Bell develops driving basslines for Wallis' songs and adds flourishes where necessary. He has also joined the songwriting core of the band, helping Wallis and Payne introduce structure and lyrical poetry into the music.

The most common praise levelled at Third Light is the tightness and the energy they have in their live performances; something that they manage to capture effortlessly in their studio recordings as well.