Monthly Archives: October 2012

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LYs soundtrack award-winning campaign

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As many of you may know, The Lightyears have previously soundtracked a number of short films for the positive body image campaign Body Gossip. A new video has been released today featuring bespoke music from the LYs, and it’s called Poem For Women – a satirical take on weight loss,

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New free download at Project LYs

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Back in July we launched Project Lightyears, a multimedia micro-site designed to spread the word about the band far and wide across this good green earth. Since then, with your help, we’ve racked up over 70,000 views. Thanks everyone! This also means that a new target has been unlocked, and

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Sweden tour photos now online

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Last week we jetted off to Gothenburg, Sweden, to perform with Roger Daltrey from The Who and Queen drummer Roger Taylor. Aside from the catastrophic impact on our wallets of Gothenburg’s ‘nine quid for a pint of beer’ culture, the trip was a grand success. I’m in the process of

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“Where the hell are my lemon-scented towels…?!”

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We supported the Mystery Jets a few years ago, and I remember being struck by their quirky backstage rider. As I documented in my tour diary of the experience, the Jets memorably demanded that a clutch of hot roast chickens be delivered to their dressing room before the performance, along

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The Beatles, The Lightyears & the legendary Cavern

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Fifty years ago today, The Beatles released “Love Me Do”… and changed the world. They changed Liverpool, they changed the music industry, they changed what it meant to be young – they changed everything. Somehow, fifty years doesn’t quite seem long enough ago for an event of that kind of

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Piano-led bands of the world… unite!

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Those original geek-chic piano rockers Ben Folds Five have reformed and released a new album. This is exciting news for me, and if you haven’t heard of Ben Folds Five but you’re a fan of The Lightyears then it’s probably rather exciting news for you too – because it means

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