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.
Continue reading: Lightspeed Champion, Bye Bye EP Review
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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Review of Lightspeed Champion's second album Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You released through Domino.
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Galaxy of the Lost
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Date of birth
23rd December, 1985
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I was listening to Chassol every day last year that shit was so inspiring while I was writing / recording
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I used melvins juice box in my video, is Melvin not black? 🤔 because I see that nigga every day https://t.co/X1n7TxZDXc
I'm not like your other musicians or whoever, I'm a real person with real views and I ain't got nothing to lose I'm a free nigga. All love❤️
Niggas really out here coming for me, please make sure your shit is bulletproof first or I WILL call u the fuck out https://t.co/n0SGoIlcI3
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Yes 👌🏿 made visuals myself as a tribute to all my dance idols 🌹 https://t.co/0w7CNrLMMm