Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Sounds like

Bright Eyes, The Postal Service, Patrick Wolf


band members

Charlie Gleason


Influences

Everything


Website

wearebrightly.com/

Bio

Brightly is Charlie Gleason, a musician, programmer and computer science dropout. Threading together folk, electronica, and surreptitious recordings of children screaming in airplanes, he began to construct what would become the debut album Beginnings & Endings from the safety of his bedroom.

Armed with his rampant enthusiasm for the internets he built Tweetflight, an interactive Twitter-powered music video for Preflight Nerves, which won a bunch of awards, got a half million views and was featured by Google.

Nicholas Lam, guitarist, and Joshua Barber, drummer, joined in 2012 and everything was great. After touring relentlessly throughout 2013, they released The Greylings EP, a collection of stripped-back and decidedly unelectronic tracks.

And then Charlie relocated to London, England. Splitting their time between the two countries, they wrote and recorded their sophmore record Oh, Infinity, released 2015, before parting ways—because England is really far away.

Once again alone in a bedroom, during a long winter in Reykjavík, Iceland, Charlie wrote his most personal record yet, the LP One For Sorrow, Two For Joy.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 May 2016

Triple J
40

I probably don't have the right words to aptly sum this one up. All I know is that it's an hypnotic dysfunctional love song.

I probably don't have the right words to aptly sum this one up. All I know is that it's an hypnotic dysfunctional love song.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

01 Oct 2015

Triple J
40

All of the beautiful colours are very, very meaningful.

All of the beautiful colours are very, very meaningful.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

26 Feb 2013

Triple J
40

It's taken me a while to get into this song - I think it's the unique voice and odd song structure - but the more I listen to this, the more it opens up.

It's taken me a while to get into this song - I think it's the unique voice and odd song structure - but the more I listen to this, the more it opens up.