With their sparkling guitars, cracked harmonies and slick, celebrated hairstyles, Fallen Lights are picking up where 1980s U2 left off. The four-piece released their eponymous EP in 2015, a work that expertly channelled the vestiges of their rain laden Ireland. Laced in the lethargical urgency that seeps into a Roddy Doyle novel, Fallen Lights are as indelibly Irish as any are likely to hear. As evident in their many Facebook videos, they’re as cutely acidic as Doyle is too.
And yet, despite the band’s propensity for sparkling guitars, their harmonies recall Rick Danko’s efforts with The Band. Aslan – the devotional Dublin act, best known for the hymn like “This Is”- performed with Fallen Lights at their Vicar Street show on December 30th. They’ve already played in Belfast, and should be set to perform elsewhere in the UK once the COVID- 19 Lockdown has subsided.
A premier guitar outfit, the quartet have supported Scouting For Girls,
Ham Sandwich, Paddy Casey, Raglans, KeyWest, The Academic and The Blizzards on
their musical foray. They remain, by some measure, the most interesting Irish
outfit of their generation, continuing the footsteps left to them by the
KEY TRACK: ‘Pricetag’: This choppy vignette was released in 2017, capturing the
dazzling invention of a mid eighties Manchester dance track. Their most aesthetic
work to date, ‘Pricetag’ charges under the weight of the tremendous drum beat.
Bassist Andrew Cody sports a very tidy basso nova too!
FOR FANS OF: U2, Van Morrison, Two Door Cinema Club, Coldplay.