The Dark Light are a Rock and Roll band based in London. They meld the best elements of The Stooges, Rolling Stones and The Beatles, then mix in a myriad of mesmerising melodies along with singer Gerard Edwards’ distinctive, raucous vocals to create their singular sound.
‘Keep Off The Grass’, the first album from the band, contains ten flawlessly composed, dirty guitar driven songs, all boasting big choruses and immediately hummable, harmonious tunes.
The Dark Light were formed in London by single minded Italian guitarist Marco Simoncelli, who fell in love with rock when he discovered Nirvana and subsequently Led Zeppelin as a boy while growing up in Rome. After a year and a half of trial rehearsals with potential vocalists, he clicked with scouse singer/songwriter Gerard Edwards three years ago. Gerard was born in Liverpool and is a big Beatles fan.
Marco and Gerard soon began writing songs together, often while watching football, another joint passion, and in March 2016 Marco saw German drummer Henning Brand carrying a snare-drum bag in a street in Shoreditch, stopped him and invited him to join the band after their very first rehearsal. Several months later East London born bassist Sonny Moylan – who answered an online advert – similarly slotted in. Italian guitarist Roberto Cicorella, who, despite Brexit, moved to London from Milan six months ago, joined the band in July, just three weeks before recording sessions for ‘Keep Off The Grass’ began in August 2017.
‘Keep Off The Grass’, which was produced by Shuta Shinoda (Hot Chip, Ghostpoet, etc.) and Marco Simoncelli in Hackney Road Studios and then mastered by John Webber (Bowie, etc.) at Air Studios and it will be released on 6 April 2018, produced by Unknown Pleasures records and distributed by Cargo records.
For fans of: Stones, Stooges, Iggy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club