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The Red Lights
Hailing from Melbourne, The Red Lights consist of three musicians - Dean Valentino(Guitar/Vox), Dave Liistro (Bass) and Davin Johnston (Drums). The Red Lights have been hitting Melbourne music venues since mid 2010 delivering a powerful, energetic and passionate stage show.
Since then the boys have been lucky enough to play at some truly great Melbourne venues including Ding Dong Lounge, The Espy, Hi-Fi Bar & Billboard The Venue. They have also had the chance to support names such as Strange Talk, Hunting Grounds & Set Sail [Syd] along the way.
Often likened to bands who are renowned for their stamping their musical imprint, the boys and are always out to put on a good show delivering catchy garage indie rock. Their presence of guitar and vocal melodies seamlessly captures the upbeat pop sensibilities of a band like Phoenix, while still containing somewhat a darker characteristic and driving hooks familiar with a band like The Strokes. With their vast array of influences, they are always coming up with different ideas on how to create their own unique style of music.
After tracking some home demos in late 2011, the track 'In A Daze' was added to Triple J Unearthed radio and got some pretty positive attention. Their debut EP will be released in June followed by a run of launch shows across the country.
"Dynamic, Strokes-esque guitar-work and buoyant, poppy melodies to fashion a fantastic, some what ambiguous 'indie' vibe" - Deaf Ambitions
"These dudes definitely carry the spirit of The Strokes in this song, but they also add plenty of their own swagger. There’s a nice mix of energy and control in the playing, topped with an emotive vocal performance. I’ll be keeping an eye on The Red Lights " – Dan Buhagiar (Triple J)
“This new recording sounds real nice, boys. There’s a noticeable perkiness to those guitars and I love a good, sneering garage vocal like this” – Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J)