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GIG REVIEW: Wilko Johnson @ Koko Camden

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

In 1965, when Roger Daltrey sang ‘I hope I die before I get old’, he defined a generation. Music belonged to the young, and this meant that getting old wasn’t just uncool, it was to be avoided at all costs. The irony is that Daltrey and co – a generation

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To retweet, or not to retweet…?

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

As a musician and writer, I follow a number of musicians, writers, artists and actors on Twitter, most of whom use the service at least partly as a tool for self-promotion. Recently there has been a flurry of social media debate on whether or not it’s ‘cool’ to retweet what

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Welcome to a world of pure imagination…

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

Ladies & gentlemen, it’s here… the all-new Lightyears website. While we’ve kept most of the features from our previous site, we’ve also uploaded plenty of juicy new material in shiny new packaging to tantalise and delight the senses. Here are some highlights to get you started: THE BAND Read the

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LYs release live video of ‘Blinded By Light’

Posted in News by chrislightyear

We’ve just published the first live video from our recent headline show at Westminster Reference Library, featuring brand-new LYs track ‘Blinded By Light‘. We premiered a number of new songs at Westminster on Saturday 9 February, among them ‘Embrace Of Many‘, ‘Wait Forever‘ and ‘One Way Or The Other‘. Along

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State Magazine (14 January 2009)

ALBUM REVIEW: London, England by The Lightyears – 4/5 14 January 2009 Phil Udell, State Magazine, Ireland When The Feeling made the graduation from playing covers in bars in the Alps to becoming the soft rock band of choice, it was three-piece The Lightyears who filled the gap. Now on

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The Cape Argus (8 February 2009)

“Light years ahead of the pack” 8 February 2009 Evan Milton, The Cape Argus, South Africa The Lightyears are a hardworking indie pop group with a special link to South Africa… British indie-pop band The Lightyears are in Cape Town to play the Cape Town Tens afterparties, hang out with

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Only In Philadelphia (15 July 2010)

“British Invasion: UK’s The Lightyears performing in Philly” 15 July 2010 Erica Brooke Fajge, Only In Philadelphia, USA First, it was the Beatles – then later Oasis and Coldplay. Britain’s latest find, The Lightyears, is coming to Philadelphia this Saturday, July 17th, for a show in University City… The Lightyears,

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New York Daily News, 27 July 2010

“Lightyears ahead in Astoria – Energetic British band thrills young and old” 27 July 2010 Lisa L. Colangelo, New York Daily News, USA CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE SCAN ASTORIA PARK was treated to a burst of British pop rock last week when The Lightyears took to the stage for a

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The Lightyears in the New York Daily News (July 2010)

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“I’ll have a Gibson please, stout yeoman…”

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Saturday 13 October, 4.45pm (Gothenburg, Sweden) The Lightyears have landed, for the first time ever, in Sweden. We’re playing a gig with a superband of rock legends on Monday (what’s the official collective noun for that? A ‘crowd-surf’ of rock legends, perhaps?!) and so John, Tony and I have flown

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