Bands to watch #20: Red Light Company

By on Wednesday, 2nd April 2008 at 7:22 pm
 

Red Light CompanyFresh from supporting previous “Band to watch” the Kissaway Trail and Editors at various points in the past few months, London’s Red Light Company are currently pounding the touring circuit around the UK, and hopefully will start making pretty massive waves in the UK music scene soon.

The five-piece sounds like the bastard lovechild of early Placebo and Suede bought up to date for the 00’s emo kids. Androgynous, powerful, driven and still full of emotion, Richard Frenneaux’s voice has at times the nasal whine of Brian Molko, at others the fragile-and-close-to-breaking shout of Win Butler.

Backed up by a deafening wall of guitars that you’ll either love or hate, their initial tracks up on their myspace are pretty strong for a debut, and are almost certainly the reason they were signed a couple of months ago to Lavolta Records.

Definately ones to be watching in the coming weeks and months, as they mature their sound and work on (hopefully) an album. Hopefully (from my perspective) they’ll grow to fill the void left by Placebo at the moment in the music industry.

After the jump: their halloween video, and tour dates for later this month and early May.

Wednesday 16th April – London 229
Monday 21st April – Leicester Charlotte
Wednesday 23rd April – Manchester Night & Day
Thursday 24th April – Inverness Madhatter’s
Friday 25th April – Edinburgh Studio 24
Saturday 26th April – Fife Greenside
Sunday 27th April – Dundee Doghouse
Monday 28th April – Glasgow Beat Club
Tuesday 29th April – Aberdeen Tunnels
Thursday 8th May – Newcastle Digital
Friday 9th May – Darlington Inside Out
Saturday 10th May – Leeds Cockpit
Monday 12th May – Coventry Kasbah
Thursday 15th May – Wolverhampton Civic
Friday 16th May – Bath Moles

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5 Responses

3:43 am
4th April 2008

Thanks for this – I was putting their video up tomorrow on my blog and could find out next tp nothing about them

6:25 am
8th April 2008

There are 3 Demo songs available for free download at http://musicblogtelevision.blogspot.com/2008/04/red-light-company-demo-mp3s.html

[…] first introduced you to Red Light Company last year (when we also caught them live), and now they’ve announced […]

[…] were sent two very special MP3s yesterday from Red Light Company (who we introduced here, and are off on tour shortly). Their debut album is out shortly, so expect more coverage as that […]

[…] Sometimes here at TGTF we get some music sent to us that is complete rubbish. Most of that stuff never gets a review, fortunately, ending up straight in our bin. So it’s nice when we get something in the post that we’ve been looking forward to for a while, having first introduced Red Light Company last April. […]

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