Lightspeed Champion

Biography

Hailing from London - via Edinburgh and Texas - Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion chose to head out to Omaha, Nebraska to record with Saddle Creek Records' resident producer, Mike Mogis. The result is a semi-acoustic, country-rock and folk-pop sound, which will surprise anyone who remembers Dev from his heavier Test Icicles days.

Galaxy Of The Lost is a beautifully arranged catchy tune, which hinges on the ambivalent couplet: 'I feel better now I've seen you/But deep inside my bones feel like timber'. It's that time-honoured 'can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em' scenario. The track features drums, bass, pedal steel and string arrangements from an informal backing band of Omaha luminaries such as Nate Walcott and The Faint's drummer Clark Baechle. It also includes sweet backing vocals from Dev's friend Emmy The Great, which combined with Dev's dark lyrics set the emotional tone of forthcoming album, Falling Off The Lavender Bridge.

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Lightspeed Champion - Bye Bye

30th November 2010 -

 Review

Opening with ''Til I Die', a Beach Boys cover with a dreamy kind of Flaming Lips meets Blur circa Think Tank album vibe; composer, songwriter, producer and musician Devonté Hynes, better known as Lightspeed Champion,...

Lightspeed Champion - Madame Van Damme

13th April 2010 -

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Domino Records have just announced the details of Lightspeed Champion's May tour, starting off on May 1st playing the Stylus at Leeds University as part of Live At Leeds, the tour will continue for ten...

Lightspeed Champion - Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You

25th February 2010 -

 Review

Review of Lightspeed Champion's second album Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You released through Domino.The follow up to Dev Hynes' (AKA Lightspeed Champion) debut album 'Falling Off the Lavender Bridge', 'Life Is Sweet! Nice...

Lightspeed Champion - Marlene

3rd December 2009 -

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Marlene video from Lightspeed ChampionReleased on January 25th 2010, Marlene is the first single from Lightspeed Champion AKA Dev Hynes new album 'Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You', the release of the album will...

Lightspeed Champion, Tell Me What It’s Worth Video

12th December 2007 -

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Lightspeed ChampionTell Me What It’s Worth VideoLightspeed Champion aka Dev Hynes releases a new single, Tell Me What It’s Worth on January 14th 2008 through Domino Records. The pretty track is taken from the forthcoming...

Lightspeed Champion, Midnight Surprise Video

18th September 2007 -

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Lightspeed Champion Midnight Surprise VideoAt just under ten minutes in length, Midnight Surprise is the beautifully epic second single from Lightspeed Champion and a taste of what forthcoming 2008 debut LP, Falling Off The Lavender...

Lightspeed Champion - Galaxy of the Lost

23rd July 2007 -

 Review

Lightspeed ChampionGalaxy of the LostSingle ReviewLightspeed Champion is the pseudonym of Devonte Hynes, who is probably better known for his stint in short-lived noiseniks Test Icicles. Galaxy of the Lost will come as something of...

Lightspeed Champion, Galaxy Of The Lost, Video

5th June 2007 -

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Lightspeed Champion Galaxy Of The Lost Video Lightspeed Champion's first single, Galaxy Of The Lost, will be released on July 16th. Galaxy Of The Lost is a beautifully arranged catchy tune, which hinges on the...

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