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Tip of The Week: Spotlight Kid - There's a Reason Why

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Dan Lucas Dan Lucas | 10:30 UK time, Monday, 25 July 2011

This is one of my lasting images of Glastonbury:

Spotlight Kid
Spotlight Kid vocalist Katty Heath waltzed on to the muddy, wet stage in scarlet red heels and a clean white dress, and I was immediately sucked in. I had to take this photograph, despite being told off by the BBC picture editors back in London (they sent me a text message saying please no more pictures of shoes!), and it became my most memorable image of Glastonbury 2011.

The fine red shoes are just a tiny fraction of Spotlight Kid, the rest of the Nottingham-based shoegaze band were born from the ashes of bands like Six by Seven and Bent. They already have an album under their belt, their debut Departure being released on Club AC30 in 2006.
Spotlight Kid's music draws influences from the likes of Spacemen 3, Lush and Swervedriver. It features mixtures of shoegazing , Krautrock  and 90s psychedelic rock and have been compared to the likes of contemporary noise merchants, Asobi Seksu.
This track There's a Reason Why is on the Radio 1 playlist all week.. about time Fearne Cotton played some 90's psychadelic rock if you ask me.

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