I approached Lightspeed Champion with caution. Despite the ridiculously terrible/genius name of the band, I was never a fan of Test Icicles so I didn’t hold out much hope for any solo side-projects. So when Dev Hynes released his first single under the Lightspeed Champion banner. it seemed pleasant but inconsequential. However, his second single, ‘Midnight Surprise’ creeped up on me and soon became quite a favourite of mine, particularly in its’ full unadulterated nine-minute glory. And, this is another strong single, due out in January, and to be followed by a debut album entitled, ‘Falling Off The Lavender Bridge’. I rub my knees in anticipation.
Lightspeed Champion – Tell Me What It’s Worth21 12 2007