1. Plan Comes Apart
Nottingham-based noise merchants, Spotlight Kid consists of ex-members of various bands including Six By Seven, Echoboy, Model Morning and Bent. Six By Seven and part-time Soulsavers' tour drummer Chris Davis shares vocal and guitar duties with Rob McCleary while, Karl Skivington (Guitar) Chris Moore (Guitar) Matt Holte (Bass) and Katty Heath (keyboard, vocals) form the core of the band .
Chris Davis conceived the band towards the end of 2005 when Six By Seven had reached a crossroads. Having already written a number of songs, he decided to go it alone. Leaving Six By Seven in March 2006 was the next step, although he rejoined in February 2007 until they disbanded in 2008. 2006 saw former Bent singer and long-time friend Katty Heath join the fold, and after six months - together with the helping hand of fellow Six By Seven members James Flower and Sam Hempton - Spotlight Kid's debut album "Departure" was completed and released via London label Club AC30.
Spotlight Kid's music draws influences from the likes of Spacemen 3, Lush and Swervedriver and has been compared to shoegaze contemporaries Asobi Sesku. Their music features mixtures of Shoegaze, Krautrock and 90s Psychedelia which is no more evident than on the free download track Spotlight Kid released earlier this year called "Haunting Me", with its lashings of fuzzy guitars and hazy vocals, all tightly wrapped in layers of reverb, subtly building on the song's lush wall of distortion. June will see the band perform a special live date (it's hush hush for the moment, but more details on this very soon), and the release of "Plan comes Apart", the first single taken from their forthcoming album due out later this year.
‘Haunting Me’ is a haunting indication of their prowesss and makes Spotlight kid potentially the UK’s answer to Asobi Seksu.