Black Light White Light

Live Act Alternative Rock Psychedelic Rock Rock Alternative Rock Psychedelic
Black Light White Light  - Alternative Rock Psychedelic Rock Rock Alternative Rock Psychedelic Live Act in Malmo

Black Light White Light Short Info

Mining the rich territories of The Velvet Underground and the 90’s Madchester movement, and combining with the sound of classic 4AD, the Danish / Swedish troupe Black Light White Light shine a light into dark corners often left alone in contemporary psychedelic indie-rock. Based in Malmo, Sweden the musical project is centred on the Danish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Ejlertsen.

On 23. March 2018 the band released its third album 'Horizons' on Forward Backwards Recordings/Custom Made Music (US).

The creation of 'Horizons' began in early 2015, with Ejlertsen taking stock of their catalogue to date, and looking for a new vantage point from which to approach his music. With a desire to make a dark pop record with razor-sharp rock songs, new material slowly began to unfold in a basement studio, deep underground in Copenhagen, where the band twisted their ideas and sketches in co-operation with a new drummer, Viktor Höber, and producer/ engineer and fellow musician Christian Ki.

Citing film as a huge influence on his music – in particular the works of David Lynch and Danish film maker Nicolas Winding Refn – Ejlertsen began to experiment in coupling Lynch-ian concepts of duality, visions, and dream states, with the bloody self-destruction and gallows humour that pervades Refn’s work.

First singles from the album “Teenage Dream” and “King Kong” and album title track “Horizons”, achieved UK national radio play from BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, and Radio X. And the band was also named Ugesn Kanon (Cannon of the Week) by Danish Nationa Radio DR KarriereKanonen.

Third single from the aqlbum Calfifornis Love" is out on April 20. On an album that introduces undulating keyboards as a new and fundamental element of their sound, with harmonies and chiming delay guitars under attack with fuzz, “California Love” takes a slightly different direction and see the band in a quieter, more introspective, mood.

Black Light White Light band have performed at NXNE Music Festival in Toronto and toured US, UK, Italy and around Scandinavia several times, France, Switzerland and The Netherlands. In October 2018 the band will embark on their first German tour.

The band has shared stages with acts like Crocodiles (US), The Telescopes (UK) and the mighty The Soundtrack Of Our Lives (S).

The press:

“Lysergic melodies mingle with songwriting adventure, with Black Light White Light eager to travel down hitherto unexplored paths.” - CLASH Magazine

“Indulgent recipe of a moody dark wash over a pop core. Not an album, an experience.” – Louder Than War

“Taking their cue as much from classic rock and roll of the 1960’s as the classic Creation or 4AD sound, Black Light White Light have an inherent likeability about them.” - Drowned In Sound

"Horizons is a excellent record right from the first drop of the needle and could be the break out record that brings Black Light White Light the international recognition they deserve” – Thee Psychedelicatessen

"The Beatles in their psychedelic phase, before slowly contorting into a symphony of distorted guitar and vocals" - XYZ Magazine Brighton

"The hillbilly rock'n'roll of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and circa-"Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants"-era Oasis in a nice fusionist soundscape" - Rockfreaks.net

Mining the rich territories of The Velvet Underground and the 90’s Madchester movement, and combining with the sound of classic 4AD, the Danish / Swedish troupe Black Light White Light shine a light into dark corners often left alone in contemporary psychedelic indie-rock. Based in Malmo, Sweden the musical project is centred on the Danish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Ejlertsen.

On 23. March 2018 the band released its third album 'Horizons' on Forward Backwards Recordings/Custom Made Music (US).

The creation of 'Horizons' began in early 2015, with Ejlertsen taking stock of their catalogue to date, and looking for a new vantag...

Read more

Black Light White Light on Tour

  • 29 | 09 | 2018 Von Hatten/Randers Concert - Headliner
  • 24 | 10 | 2018 Kulturlounge Tour Concert - Headliner
  • 25 | 10 | 2018 Rosis Dresden Tour concert - Headliner
  • 26 | 10 | 2018 Ex-Sparr Tour concert- Headliner
  • 28 | 10 | 2018 Hangar 49 Tour concert- Headliner

Past Gigs Black Light White Light

  • 06 | 2018 Plan B/Malmö Support for Damo Suzuki (ex-Can)
  • 05 | 2018 Byhaven/Copenhagen Byhaven/Pumpehuset
  • 03 | 2018 Råhuset/Copenhagen Råhuset - Release Concert
  • 03 | 2017 Rössli Bar/Bern Europa Tour 2017
  • 03 | 2017 De Nieuwe Anita/Amsterdam Europa Tour 2017
  • 01 | 2015 Raahuset/Copenhagen Raahuset
  • 12 | 2014 Surya/London Surya
  • 12 | 2014 The Hope/Brighton The Hope
  • 12 | 2014 Soup Kitchen/Manchester Soup Kitchen
  • 09 | 2014 Loppen/Copenhagen Loppen - Release Party
  • 04 | 2014 Paper Dress Vintage/London Paper Dress Vintage
  • 04 | 2014 The Lexington/London Thge Lexington
  • 02 | 2013 Qaalude, Genoa Vice
  • 02 | 2013 Lo-Fi/Milano Milano
  • 02 | 2013 Zuni/Ferrara Zuni
  • 02 | 2013 Lio/Brescia Lio
  • 10 | 2012 mad Hatters/Inverness Mad Hatters
  • 10 | 2012 13th Note/Glasgow 13th Note
  • 10 | 2012 Leopard/Doncaster Leopard
  • 10 | 2012 Mother Live/London Mother Live
  • 09 | 2012 Full Moon/Cardiff Full Moon
  • 09 | 2012 The Windmill/London The Windmill
  • 09 | 2012 Cavern/Exeter Cavern
  • 09 | 2012 Labour Club/Northampton Labour Club
  • 09 | 2012 Rattlesnake of Angel/London Rattlesnake of Angel
  • 05 | 2012 Rust/Copenhagen Rust
  • 04 | 2012 The Crossroad Club/Oslo The Crossraod Club
  • 04 | 2012 Feelgood/Halden Feelgood
  • 04 | 2012 Backstage/Aarhus Backstage
  • 04 | 2012 Beta/Copenhagen Beta
  • 02 | 2012 Loppen/Copenhagen Loppen
  • 02 | 2012 Off The Hook/Odense Off The Hooh
  • 02 | 2012 Parken/Gothenburg Parken
  • 02 | 2012 Inkonst/Malmo Inkonst
  • 11 | 2011 Musikcafeen/Copenhagen Musikcafeen
  • 10 | 2011 The Freakin' Frog/Las Vegas The Freakin' Frog
  • 10 | 2011 The Green Bean/Greensboro The Green Been
  • 10 | 2011 Amplify/Los Angeles Amplify
  • 10 | 2011 Smiths Olde Bar/Atlanta Smiths Olde Bar
  • 10 | 2011 Tremont Music Hall/Charlotte Tremont Music Hall
  • 10 | 2011 The 5 Spot/Nashville The 5 Spot
  • 10 | 2011 Headhunters/Austin Headhunters
  • 10 | 2011 The Howlin' Wolf/New Orleans The Howlin' Wolf
  • 09 | 2011 Milo/Leeds Milo
  • 09 | 2011 Floss/Copenhagen Floss - Release Party
  • 09 | 2011 AAA/London AAA
  • 08 | 2011 På Besök/Malmo På Besök
  • 02 | 2011 Debaser/Malmo Debaser

Discography Black Light White Light

  • 2015 CMJ Mixtape Mixtape | CMJ
  • 2014 Gold Into Dreams Single | Target Records/Record Records
  • 2014 Operators Single | Target Records/Recoprds Records
  • 2014 High Like A Hurricane Single | Target Records/Record Records
  • 2011 Infrared Daylight Album | Record Records
  • 2011 Glorious Bastards Single | Record Records

Media

  • Video Black Light White Light - H...
  • Video Black Light White Light - K...
  • Video Black Light White Light - T...
  • Video Black Light White Light - R...
  • Video Black Light White Light - H...
  • Video Black Light White Light - A...
  • Sound Sex And Fury
  • Sound Running
  • Video Black Light White Light - K...
  • Video Black Light White Light - H...

Fan Radar

3,593 Fans
10,872 Plays
962 Follower

Origin

  • Malmo SE

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Martin Ejlertsen Vocals, guitars
  • Viktor Höber Drums
  • Nicco Chimera Bass
  • Pontus Örnstrand Keyboards