Bright Light Bright Light is the moniker of Welsh-born Rod Thomas, a singer, writer, producer and DJ that NME have called “the boy Robyn in all but name”.
September 2010’s debut single ‘Love Part II’ (Popjustice Hifi / Virgin) was a taster of what Rod has been working on for his debut album ‘Make Me Believe In Hope’. Drawing influence from the late 80s and early 90s, Rod has crafted a brand of shimmering electro-pop that nods to Depeche Mode, Bjork, Yazoo and Ace of Base. Mixing a love of classic songwriting with a love of the dancefloor, Attitude Magazine describes him as “Creator of emotional disco moments that only Kylie or Robyn can normally provide.”
He opened for Scissor Sisters on their 2012 tour, as well as at South By Southwest, and later this year will appear at Bestival. He’s remixed the likes of Ellie Goulding, Nerina Pallot and Gotye, written songs with some of his favourite producers and also runs ‘Another Night’ clubnight in London where he and a fellow Neath export spin the best 1990s dance cuts.
Magazines, blogspots and hype machine charts agree that Bright Light Bright Light’s future looks very promising indeed.
“The boy Robyn in all but name” – NME
“We’re such big fans of Rod Thomas’ brand of crying-at-the-disco pop” – The Guardian
“One of synth-pop’s most compelling and exciting new talents” – The Sunday Times, Breaking Act
“Basically brilliant” – Popjustice
“Creator of emotional disco moments that only Kylie or Robyn can normally provide” – Attitude
“Kylie-class euphoric pop” – The Times