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Third Light Time to Shine
Third Light release their new single Time to Shine in June


Forming in 2005, Third Light have been writing music together for years now. 

Third Light make, to use a term coined by a London promoter, "pop-tinged post-rock". Frontman and chief songwriter David Wallis is blessed with a gift for melody. He is a proficient guitarist and piano player and has been writing songs since he was old enough to lift an instrument. Lead guitarist and the band's producer, Mike Payne, is a talented mult-instrumentalist and sound specialist. Payne is single-handedly responsible for Third Light's stylised, soaring, effects-laden guitar noise; as well as composing several Third Light instrumental tracks and engineering, recording and producing all the band's work. Bassist Martin Bell contributes lyrics and structure to Wallis' songs as required, and ensures that Third Light music is driving and dynamic in the bottom-end sound. Drummer Richard Stillman is a classically-trained musician and contributes melody and structure, as well as powerful drum parts, to the music.

In 2006 one of the bands tracks, "Gone Too Long", was used on a Barclays Premier League advert that aired on BBC World and again in early 2007, for the launch of the Popworld Pulp magazine and television show. 

They recorded their first EP, "Iodine", in July 2007. In 2009 they released their debut single "Leaders And Followers" and later that year a brand new instrumental track entitled "When Are You Gonna Give Yourself A Chance?" was used on an Aston Martin promotional film. 

Third Light's debut album "Built By Machines", is to be released in the summer of 2010. The title "Built By Machines" is a nod to the recording process, which is entirely digital and entirely engineered, produced and mixed by Mike Payne, and released by the band. Underlining the band's first five years of existence and productivity, "Built By Machines" brings together old favourites and new material in a freshly-recorded collection for the first time. 

Anthemic lead singles from the album, "Time To Shine" and "You’ve Got It All To Lose", are to be released on June 14th 2010 as a double A-side. 

"Should be heard on the radio several times a day."

"intense and soaring with no sense of predictability." - Fair Play Gigs

"melodically epic"- The Organ

"A great live band... galloped through the setlist with the enthusiasm of a hurricane...and the passion for their own music filled the room. Highly recommended live." -

You can catch Third Light live in London at the following venues:

June 11th – Single launch party @ Spice of Life, Soho /June 29th – The Grove, Wimbledon

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