Bright Light Bright Light’s album Choreography has taken him on a whirlwind ride in the last year or so, and the journey gets even more exciting as Rod Thomas (aka BLBL) tours Europe, including the U.K. and Ireland, opening for his musical heroes Erasure from January 29th and with a night at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on February 6th.
Having previously remixed BLBL’s Running Back To You, Vince Clarke is a friend of Rod’s, and with Erasure being one of his biggest influences, plus Rod signing to Mute Song last year, both acts hitting the road together makes perfect sense, and will undoubtedly be a great tour to start 2018 in fine style. Speaking about the upcoming tour Rod Thomas says:
“My love of Erasure and how important I think they are both to the LGBT community and to music in general has been well documented. Being able to do a full tour opening for them is a total joy. The teenage me can’t believe what’s happening and the current me isn’t much calmer either really! Vince and Andy are legends and also happen to be two of the nicest people I’ve met, so all in all, this double bill is a dream.”
With a penchant for “drama” like Erasure, BLBL’s song Little Bit from the acclaimed album captures his most euphoric and over the top loving side: a song about wanting to show someone the extent of your love orchestrated by pounding drums, gorgeous synths and saxophone. It’s accompanied by a club-friendly, deeper electronic mix by NYC’s John “J-C” Carr who gives effortless cool to the track.
Bright Light Bright Light is the alias of Welsh synth pop artist Rod Thomas. With numerous nu-disco flecked releases to his name including the critically acclaimed albums Make Me Believe in Hope, Life Is Easy and most recently Choreography, Rod has seen success both sides of the pond, with the latter two records both cutting the U.K. Independent Albums chart top 20. Throughout his fascinating career, Bright Light Bright Light has collaborated with everyone from Scissor Sisters to Elton John to Alan Cumming; he’s performed on Graham Norton’s chat show; been nominated for the Welsh Music Prize; and last year even managed to make an appearance as an extra in one of his favourite television shows: The League of Gentlemen.
An always intriguing and exuberant artist who continues to surprise, don’t miss Bright Light Bright Light as he supports Erasure on their U.K. & Ireland tour