“There’s something about Brooklyn trio Spotlights that conjures vibes of nighttime in the city. Chords flicker; bass throbs; vocals haunt. The views are beautiful, but they’re lit an ugly yellow and lined with millions of tons of mechanical infrastructure. The result is a concrete sense of rubber reality that comes from being surrounded by too many huge buildings and gibbering late-night wanderers….The trio’s new track, Kiss the Ring, [is] a seasick daydream reminiscent of off-kilter, spacey hard rock acts like Deftones and Smashing Pumpkins.” – KERRANG!
NYC trio Spotlights continue their evolution with alluring new music, as the latest track “Kiss The Ring” emerges. This warmly enveloping melodious track features Allen Epley from The Life And Times with whom they will soon be touring – dates below. The news closely follows their recent five-track EP, titled Hanging By Faith, which includes a stirring rendition of The Cure’s “Faith” as well as the cinematic song, “The Hanging (Hang Us All)” and adds to their repertoire also including two full length albums, the second of which Seismic, was released around this time last year via Ipecac. We can expect more “stylishly forward-thinking atmospheric” music (Metal Hammer) to follow from this trio in the near future. For now bathe in the powerfully tender sounds of “Kiss The Ring” at the link below.
Spotlights USA tour dates (all shows with The Life and Times):
October 17 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
October 18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
October 19 Detroit, MI Small’s
October 20 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
October 21 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
October 22 Washington, DC DC9
October 23 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
October 24 Boston, MA Sonia
October 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
“[Spotlights] blew us away with their inimitable brand of beautiful – yet ferocious – atmospheric shoegaze-meets sludge-metal.” so said Kerrang! in a recent feature with the band. Kerrang! also recently streamed Spotlights’ show from Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn the results of which can be seen here.