Attic Lights are an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, formed in 2005 by Kevin Sherry (vocals, guitar), Colin McArdle (vocals, bass) and Jamie Houston (guitar, keyboard, vocals), later joined by Tim Davidson (guitar, pedal steel) and Noel O'Donnell (drums, glockenspiel, vocals). The four-part harmonies in a number of their songs have led to frequent critical comparisons to Teenage Fanclub.
A series of independent releases and live performances, including a well-received appearance at the 2007 T in the Park festival, led to a bidding war between major labels. The band signed a five album deal with Island, and released their debut album, Friday Night Lights, in October 2008.
The 7" Vinyl of God contains a cover of Mental As Anything's "Live It Up."
The CD single of Bring You Down contains a cover of Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls".
In June 2008, David Gest (former husband of Liza Minelli) contributed a monologue to the song 'Bring You Down' in which he delved into his split from Liza Minnelli. In one line, Gest says: "I never knew a woman could be so cold."
In July 2008, Attic Lights had their Somerset House gig filmed and broadcast live on Channelbee.
In September 2008 the Scotland On Sunday offered a free album sampler for readers to apply for. This contained a cover of "They don't know" by Kirsty MacColl. This is sung by Jamie Houston which is a first for the band.
On October 21st 2008 Attic Lights invited fans via their myspace page to be in their new music video for their new single "Late Night Sunshine."
With the relaunch of the new series of Minder on Five, the band re-recorded the program's signature theme tune. This was previously sung by Dennis Waterman (who starred in it as Terry McCann, the original 'minder'.
- "Attic Lights" - (EP UK 2005)
- "Shiver the Trees" - (EP UK 2006)
- "Martin" - (7" UK 2006)
- "God" - (7" UK 2007)
- "Never Get Sick of the Sea" - (2008)
- "God" - (2008) (re-release)
- "Bring You Down" - (2008)
- "Wendy" - (2008)
- "Santa's Girlfriend" - (2008)
- "Late Night Sunshine/ Minder Theme Tune - I could be so good for you" - (2009)
- The Scotsman
- The Herald
- The Skinny
- Kirkintilloch Herald
- Is This Music
- A short film about Attic Lights
- Daily Record Interview
Biography from Wikipedia