The Brights es una banda de Essex, Reino Unido. Un combo que elabora un sonido limpio y elegante, mezclando elementos del Chamber-Pop y del Jangle-Pop, a medio camino entre el sonido limpio de The Smiths y la sofisticación de Aztec Camera y Divine Comedy; su sonido es cercano a la música que facturaba The Style Council. The Brights tienen previsto su debut para la primavera del próximo año, y este single es uno de los anticipos previstos. Los amantes del Pop elegante y hecho con clase pueden estar de enhorabuena.
“After lulling you into a false sense of security with four delicate, jazz-infused chords, Essex-based four-piece The Brights burst out of the traps with ‘Footsteps’, the slickest slice of polished pop you’re likely to hear this side of Christmas.
Although a mention of The Smiths leaves the speakers before we’ve even reached the first corner, don’t let ‘Footsteps’ wrong-foot you into thinking The Brights are ‘just another indie pop band’. While there is certainly enough here to cement them a future home with the likes of Fortuna Pop! or Slumberland Records, with its busy bass lines, snappy drum fills and a chord progression which leans more towards soul than indie, the undercurrent of Motown and Stax is what sets The Brights apart from the have-a-go-heroes which can often be found to litter the indie-pop scene.
Replete with jangly guitars, well-placed harmonies and sweet turns of phrase (“You can stack up the cards while I go after my own heart/ we’ve held our nerve so far and I’m not about to fall apart”), ‘Footsteps’ is more than enough to whet the appetite for The Bright’s debut LP of spring next year which, with Fraser Smith (Shed 7, Ian Brown) taking up the mantle of production duties, holds much promise indeed.
Many from the indie-pop staple manage to hide a lack talent with an abundance of charm — The Brights are fortunate enough to have plenty of both. Throw down some talc, there’s some rug cutting to be done” (culturedeluxe.com)