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The salient points

  • Bright Light Bright Light is the popstar name of Rod Thomas.
  • The name comes from Gremlins 2, wouldn't you know.
  • Bright Light Bright Light, that is. Not Rod Thomas.
  • The music is very much of the Great British Electropop Tradition, in the vein of Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Depeche Mode etc etc.
  • His 2011 single 'Disco Moment' is literally amazing and does the whole 'tears on the dancefloor' thing very well indeed.
  • Live shows have featured "silver foil hats, a lot of dry ice and a bare-chested male dancer doing the robot", which, while not exactly a stretch for an electropop live show, still sounds approximately 57 times better than enduring James Blake squelching his way through an hour-long underwater-dubstep borefest.
  • Yes that is a beard you see in the photograph.
  • His debut album 'Make Me Believe In Hope' is really quite good and if you haven't heard it then you're a fool only to yourself.
  • For example.

Interviews & Features

Playlist A chat ‘chez’ Bright Light Bright Light about twelve of Rod’s favourite 12″s
A chat with Bright Light Bright Light about twelve of his favourite 12"s ...
April 10, 2014 in Interviews & Features


Bright Light Bright Light Bright Light Bright Light’s new album now has a picture to go with it
Bright Light Bright Light's second album 'Life Is Easy' ...
May 12, 2014 in The News
Say lou Lou Bits About Pop: From Kylie not having enough time in her days to J.Lo dismissing assumptions about her old ways
Here they are, the beautiful BAPs. Kylie might be too busy touring to ...
March 13, 2014 in The News
Sophie Bits About Pop: From some music artistes winning trophies to a Top 5 album placing for Ellis-Bextor Sophie
Get your BAPs here! Before you say anything, they're not stale, it's ...
January 27, 2014 in The News
Sophie Bits About Pop: From Katy Perry accepting an avocado in lieu of pay to banter botherers The Wanted calling it a day
BAPS! Katy Perry used to accept avocados as payment for her early performances. ...
January 22, 2014 in The News
Bright Light Bright Light Bright Light is releasing a ‘stripped back’ (boring) version of his debut album
Bright Light Bright Light is releasing a special stripped back version ...
August 6, 2013 in The News

From The Briefing

rod-and-ana Here’s Bright Light Bright Light’s Ana-Matronic-featuring new video
WHAT'S THAT SOUND? That ladies and gentlemen is the sound of nothing. The sound of silence. The sound of a reverential hush descending ...
May 6, 2015 in The Briefing
deluxe-edition-july-flyer July’s Deluxe Edition: It’s next week, and it’s amazing.
Popjustice's Deluxe Edition is back NEXT WEDNESDAY and the lineup is, let's ...
July 18, 2014 in Noteworthy, The Briefing
XMAS AHOY The Popjustice Festive Pissup is TODAY from 3pm onwards
UPDATE: Well that all went well. Massive thanks ...
December 12, 2012 in The Briefing
rod-balloons Bright Light Bright Light’s festive gift to mankind
Your friend and ours Rod 'Rod 'Bright Light Bright Light' Thomas' ...
November 30, 2012 in The Briefing
pissupbutton London. December 12. A festive Popjustice pissup.
HEEEEEEEEY SEXY REINDEER. We're having a party. More info: Tickets: Live Nation ...
November 27, 2012 in The Briefing