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Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion Thursday 1st January 1970

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Lightspeed Champion, Bye Bye EP 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, immediately evidences his 'Bye Bye' EP as a multi-timbral, experimental offering. Combining strummed acoustic guitar, bass and drums with squelching low synths over which dreamy chorused vocals meander, Lightspeed Champion offers his version of ''Til I Die' as a weird hallucinogenic blend.

Onto 'Underwater There Is Nothing', a reworking of a similarly titled track from his February-released album, Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You, there's a contrasting feel; one which blends a hectic and uncomfortable, meandering accompaniment and prominent hi-hat punctuation with weary vocals. Certain sections of the track sound luscious, well-arranged parts with Latin/Bossa feel contrasting smoother sections; yet in other sections, the hectic instrumentation almost smothers the vocal melody. Throughout both 'Underwater There Is Nothing' and 'Bye Bye Icarus' which follows, interjections of strings and particularly accordion bring a kind of continental feel to the tracks. Again, the busy accompaniment of 'Bye Bye Icarus' suffocates the largely spoken (rather than sung) vocals, except for glimpses where strings and/or accordion double or imitate the vocals.

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Lightspeed Champion - Madame Van Damme


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 other dates around the UK. All dates will feature the full band. May 10th will also see the release of the new single Madame Van Damme taken from his second album, Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You.

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


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

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Lightspeed Champion - Marlene


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2009 Great Escape Music Festival - Day 2

Lightspeed Champion Thursday 15th May 2008 2009 Great Escape Music Festival - Day 2 Brighton, England

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Carling Festival Leeds - Day One

Lightspeed Champion - Friday 22nd August 2008 at Leeds & Reading Festival Leeds, England

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Wakestock Festival 2008 - Day Three, Held At At Blenheim Palace

Lightspeed Champion Sunday 29th June 2008 Wakestock Festival 2008 - Day Three, held at at Blenheim Palace Oxford, England

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Lightspeed Champion, Galaxy of the Lost, Single Review


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Galaxy of the Lost
Single Review

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Lightspeed Champion

Date of birth

23rd December, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

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