Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Wolfgang, James, Miles, Chris, Ale


Influences

Galaxie 500, Go-Betweens, Revolver era Beatles


Bio

It wasn't a break-up — nothing like that — but for a while there Shiny Brights found themselves drifting apart. Side projects, full-time jobs, world travel, the panoply of growing up and life: it all just got in the way. Then there was the exhaustion and crippling financial strain of actually making music. After seven years together, it looked like the end was nigh for one of Adelaide's most beloved indie rock bands. But they refrained from throwing in the towel. And ever the pragmatists, they decided that perhaps a change in approach and attitude was in order. They were done with the expensive studios and producers, done with lofty expectations and broken promises, done with their management. In a move that proved absolutely necessary to keeping the band itself moving forward, The Brights decided they would do it all themselves. And on "Deep Blue Sea", the first single from the Adelaide five-piece in quite some time, the evidence of this rejuvenation is plain to see. For the first time in the band's existence, all five members of the band unite for vocal duties, sounding as intimate and carefree as they ever have. Under the guiding hand of Darren Cross (Gerling, The E.L.F.), who put his hand up to mix the track, The Shiny Brights have created a slacker pop gem, stripped back to its bones. With more tracks slated for release in 2013, this is just a taste of things to come. For a band who found themselves marooned in a deep blue sea, The Shiny Brights have thankfully found their way back ashore. Being unearthed by triple j in 2009 and selected to play both CMJ and Great Escape Festival, the bands gone on to tour with You Am I and support the likes of the DRUMS, The Living End, The Wombats, British India, Children Collide, The Grates.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Aug 2013

Triple J
30

Cool to hear these guys bounce back strong. Though when looked at as a whole song it might not seem to do too much, I reckon while you're listening and hanging on each word of the back-and-forth duet it's pretty effective.

Cool to hear these guys bounce back strong. Though when looked at as a whole song it might not seem to do too much, I reckon while you're listening and hanging on each word of the back-and-forth duet it's pretty effective.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

01 Feb 2012

Triple J
30

A cool, catchy upbeat track. Ticks all the boxes but can't shake the feeling that it's lacking a little in identity.

A cool, catchy upbeat track. Ticks all the boxes but can't shake the feeling that it's lacking a little in identity.