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‘The Lights’ Biography

West Londoners, The Lights, is the brainchild of electronic wunderkind Mat Lester.

Having earned his stripes in rock bands throughout his college years, Mat, using the moniker ‘Monoman’ recorded four-track demos, receiving positive response.’

‘Monoman’ released the ‘X-phile’ single in 1999 which garnered the attention of XFM, making it their record of the week. ‘Brothers on the K’ followed in 2000, with similarly impressive plaudits.
Dropping the moniker, Mat locked himself away and returned, fusing his new work with assistance from reliable allies. Drafting in close friends Imogen Andrews and Ryan Caine on vocals, The Lights have broken free of their bedroom confines and seek to inspire on a much broader scale.

The early single releases through Seeca – ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Raise Your Hand’ - Lifted The Lights’ platform, and 2005’s XFM playlisted single ‘No Conditions’ placed them at the top step of the underground – Looking back just wasn’t an option.

‘Good As It Gets’ and the full release of debut album ‘Grand Union’ should speak volumes in 2006. The Lights have created inspirational mood music – atmospheric pop with a bitter edge, pooling their sources and gently pouring them out in a lake of sublime, sultry effervescence.