Band lights up stage
a heart-warming response to their self-titled debut, Gold Coast quintet The Lamplights are energised to take their sound to an even wider audience with their new album, What Love Is. Since forming three years ago, The Lamplights have released three albums, the latest of which they unveil with a show at their ‘‘spiritual home’’ of sorts, The SoundLounge, tomorrow night. The group sold 6000 copies of its debut, played swags of shows and won three gongs at the Australian Songwriters Association Awards. Now Ryan Gittoes (vocals and guitar) and his bandmates Ashley Perrow (slide and acoustic guitars), Jason McGregor (acoustic and electric guitars), Mattie Barker (bass and harmonica) and Mik Easterman (drums) hope to take their songs and sound to music lovers interstate and overseas. Recorded at Studios 301 in Byron Bay, the album is described as ‘‘a melodic discourse on love, life and the world’s concern for the individual as well as the individual’s concern for the world’’.
The Lamplights launch The SoundLounge, Currumbin RSL, tomorrow with Good Oak (featuring Tom Busby). Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets are $28 at the door (and include the album).
The Lamplights (from left) Ryan Gittoes, Ashley Perrow and Jason McGregor.