Lightspeed Champion

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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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The Latest Lightspeed Champion News

Florence + The Machine Announce Us Tour

24th January 2012

Florence + the Machine have announced a string of US tour dates.The 'No Light, No Light' hitmakers insist the shows...

Singer Lightspeed Champion Recovering From Emergency Surgery

1st April 2010

British singer LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION has undergone emergency throat surgery in a Los Angeles hospital after complaining about swelling around his...

Lightspeed Champion Star's Abscess Causes Gig Chaos

10th June 2008

British rockers LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION were almost forced to cancel a gig in New York recently - because an abscess on...

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Lightspeed Champion Reviews

Lightspeed Champion - Bye Bye EP Review

30th November 2010

Opening with ''Til I Die', a Beach Boys cover with a dreamy kind of Flaming...

Lightspeed Champion - Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You Album Review

25th February 2010

Review of Lightspeed Champion's second album Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You released through...

Lightspeed Champion - Galaxy of the Lost Single Review

23rd July 2007

Lightspeed ChampionGalaxy of the LostSingle ReviewLightspeed Champion is the pseudonym of Devonte Hynes, who is...

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Lightspeed Champion Festivals

Leeds & Reading Festival

22nd August 2014

SXSW Music Festival

7th March 2014

The Green Man Festival

14th August 2014

Camden Crawl

20th June 2014

T in the Park

11th July 2014

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The Latest Lightspeed Champion Press Releases

Lightspeed Champion New Ep Announcement

19th October 2010

Lightspeed Champion has just announced details of a new EP containing unreleased material. The...

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