Preview: BC Camplight coming to Brighton

BC Camplight
BC Camplight

BC Camplight has announced a solo piano performance at Brighton’s Komedia in April.

The New Jersey-born singer/songwriter combines sunny indie pop with darker lyrical themes that reflect his personal struggles; he makes his highly anticipated return and will be playing an intimate solo show.

Brighton music promoter Melting Vinyl is putting on the show, a spokesperson said: “BC Camplight, the alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent.

“This sublime talent with the kenning vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has thankfully returned with his new album ‘How to Die In The North’ (out on Bella Union), recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester. “The LP is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that’s part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.”

Support comes from Grace Lightman, the former lead singer of London psych-rockers The Hypnotic Eye.

BC Camplight Komedia (Studio) Tuesday 18 April.