Brightly

Brightly

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
BandEDMFolk

Brightly are a Melbourne-based indie pop band, combining elements of folk, pop and electronica.

And lights. And streamers. And glitter. Lots and lots of glitter.

Biography

Formed late 2011, Brightly initially began as a side project to frontman Charlie Gleason's folk leanings. Armed with a laptop and a midi controller, he began to explore electronica, inspired by artists like Patrick Wolf, Sufjan Stevens and The Postal Service.

From those formative beginnings the song Tokyo was written. Originally imagined as a plaintive ode to the terrors of domesticity, it grew into a driven and chaotic celebration of learning how to grow up a million miles from home.

After years of sharing records, Charlie's schoolmate Nicholas Lam joined and they began collaborating, writing, and recording a collection of tracks. Finally drummer Joshua Barber completed the trio, having studied music at university with Nicholas. Nic and Josh are also currently members of Australian bands Vaudeville Smash and Gotye and have performed with other notable bands such as Hiatus Kaiyote and Archie Roach in their home town of Melbourne.

Brightly have been played on radio stations in worldwide, as well as being covered in a host of blogs and magazines. Their relentless gigging throughout 2012, often involving bright lights, bad dancing, excessive glitter and kabuki streamers, lead them to being invited to play Moomba Festival in Melbourne, and the Backbone 2high festival in Brisbane.

Brightly have worked consistently with producer Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, I'lls) who has shaped the complex, lush and ambient production that is a hallmark of their sound. With their debut record to be released early 2013, Brightly are poised to bring their unique blend of folk and electronica to the rest of the universe.

Their music is available via Bandcamp (http://music.wearebrightly.com/) or iTunes.

WEBSITE
http://wearebrightly.com

Discography

ALBUMS
Beginnings & Endings, 2013

DOUBLE A-SIDES
We Were In Tokyo & Then We Woke Up, 2012

VINYLS
Sarah 7", 2012

SINGLES
Tokyo, 2012
Sarah, 2012

AIRPLAY
SynFM
RRR
PBS
River Gibbs Radio

Set List

Doubt
Over And Over
Fox
Tokyo
I Like Tea
& Then We Woke Up
Quickly Now
Sarah
Hood
Preflight Nerves