THEM LIGHTS - EPK
Enter the kaleidoscopic mind of Sacha Hanlet, singer, songwriter and record-producer based in Luxembourg.
While some listeners know the musician as drummer from the instrumental math-rock outfit MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, known for their kinetic display of energy and extensive touring across Europe, Asia and North America, THEM LIGHTS transcends the boundaries of live instrumentation oscillating between Blade Runner-arpeggios, dark electronica and a mainstream sensibility.
With his confident production style, Sacha Hanlet excels at building vibe and atmosphere always highlighting the range of his soulful voice. Take for starters the falsetto-driven `Estanque` where eastern-tinged electronics slowly build before morphing into a mind-bending chorus driven by an indelible hookline that proves hard to resist. It’s wistfully romantic, visceral and instantly pleasurable.
The visual aspect of this project speaks to Sacha Hanlet’s interest in exploring different creative spaces. Building on his expertise as a lighting designer, this bold aesthetic channels the haunted reveries of the 80’s – a pop cultural period that opens up dream landscapes and unconscious visions. Taking cues from the spectral RnB of The Weeknd, the rapture of Thriller-period MJ and synthesizing them with the trailblazing works of contemporary hip hop. Them Lights is a mysterious pop enigma in it’s own right.
• Associate Artist Residency at the Kulturfabrik
• Support show for Oscar and The Wolf and Awir Leon with Them Lights
• Over 700 shows played with Mutiny On The Bounty
Performances at Roskilde, Melt!, Primavera Sound, Great Escape, and SXSW with Mutiny On The Bounty
• Shared stages with acts such as Foals, Battles, Biffy Clyro, Alt J, and And So I Watch You From Afar with Mutiny On The Bounty
• Esteemed Music Producer collaborating with a diverse array of artists like Maz, C’est Karma, Edsun, Chaild, Taipan
• 2015 Luxembourg Video Award for the Music Video for his band Mutiny On The Bounty's song 'Mkl Jksn'.
• Curated and executed light shows for Korn, Cindy Lauper, Jonathan Davis, Paul Kalkbrenner
PRESS & QUOTES
“Dark and moody pulsating electronica that is an entrancing portrait of self reflection” Delano Magazine
“Redefining futuristic pop with refreshing beats and bass” RTL Today
“Outstanding and inspirational” Farzad Rahnavard
“An organic, airy, decidedly modern, and often melancholic world” Land
UPCOMING / PAST TOUR DATES
23.09.2023 : Nuits de Lampions Festival (LU)
22.09.2023 : Fêtes de Wallonie (BE)
25.08.2023 : Flying Grass Carpet (DE)
29.07.2023 : Congés Annulés @ Rotondes (LU)
21.07.2023 : Flow Festival (LU)
16.06.2023 : Fête de la Musique (LU)
13.05.2023 : Beautiful Decay Festival (LU)
06.05.2023 : Messtival (LU)
26.04.2023 : Kulturfabrik (LU)
15.04.2023 : Wurzburg (DE)
14.04.2023 : Cologne (DE)
01.04.2023 : Bikini Test (CH)
31.03.2023 : SAS (CH)