The Shiny Brights
Adelaide indie kids The Shiny Brights were born in early 2008 in the scintillating environs of a riverside warehouse stocking used whitegoods. Late at night when the workers leave for the day, the machines come to life in this eerie space as The Shiny Brights turn the amps to eleven and deliver their electrifying set...
Exposure via the Australian National Campus Band Competition led The Shiny Brights - then known as Room One - to become the only unsigned band on the Make Poverty History DVD. Headlining sell out shows, being named by The Adelaide Advertiser as one of the '7 acts to watch out for in 2008' and supporting some of the hottest upcoming acts like The Galvatrons, Dukes Of Windsor and Scientists Of Modern Music have helped further build the buzz around the band.
Try imagining TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Elvis, and some wet gravel and you might get a feel for the power and timbre of Wolfgang's vocals. Put it this way, the boy can sing. And rock. Add to these exceptional vocals a manic stage presence and you've got Wolf. Having said that, he doesn't carry the band. The bands less-is-more song construction, pop sensibility and musicianship is just as critical to their accessible sound.
"On a night with very few highlights it was the barnstorming efforts of The Shiny Brights that stole the show. The winners of the previous night?s battle of the bands competition (run in conjunction with this event) held themselves well being first on stage. They are a class act in terms of performance and were streaks ahead of the others on the night."
- fasterlouder.com.au - Make Poverty History Concert