Bright Young People – ‘Solitude’


The last time Bright Young People featured here was way back in 2013 with their fuzz-bombed, riff and attitude filled single ‘Liberties’. How time flies?

While the Welsh trio won’t be winning any prizes for prolificacy of output, the standard remains gloriously good, and that’s the main thing yeah? Their latest single ‘Solitude’ bares all the hallmarks of its predecessor; ragged, raw, riff filled rock ‘n roll sound. It’s good to see that the intervening time has done little to dampen their spirits or their energy; this is heads down, no messing, unadulterated rock ‘n roll. ‘Solitude’ is but a first taster, and a fine one at that, from Bright Young People’s long-awaited debut EP, Sunshine Town, which is due out on March 23rd.

You can check out ‘Solitude’ below

(Video) Bright Young People – ‘Liberties’


You how some bands just crack a sound perfectly, right? Well, that’s the case with Bright Young People, who’ve completely sussed out the whole sleazy rock ‘n roll vibe. 

This fuzzed up Welsh trio sound as though they’re channelling everyone and everything from The Stooges, The Jesus and Mary Chain to B.R.M.C. or Velvet Underground. Their debut single ‘Liberties’, captures what they are all about perfectly; sleazy riffs, meet intense howling vocals, pummelling beats and persuasive melodies, and all washed with a rather catchy pop sensibility. This is dirty rock ‘n roll of the finest quality, with more than it’s fair share of grit, swagger, sass and armed with a serious groove. This is a band not short on promise, hope we’ll be hearing plenty more from them before too long.

‘Liberties’ is out now. You can check it out below along with the older ‘Devil’s Pinch’, to prove it’s not just a one off thing.