News: The Lightning Seeds release new album – See You In The Stars



Full of perfect pop, its ten songs are giddying bursts of optimism and wonderment” MOJO 4*

Unabashedly pop-forward and irresistibly buoyant” UNCUT 8/10

It’s clear from these ten sharp, sweet tunes that the master of jollified pop has rediscovered his mojo” CLASSIC POP 4*

LIGHTNING SEEDS have released their new album, SEE YOU IN THE STARS, their first via BMG which includes the singles Emily Smiles, Sunshine and Walk Another Mile. The album comes ahead of their full UK tour which begins in Cambridge on 27 October and concludes in Sheffield on 26 November.

The intoxicating SEE YOU IN THE STARS album is both tunefully and emotionally uplifting, and kick started the summer with the feel good warmth of the first two singles, Sunshine and Walk Another Mile. Each of the songs on the album were written and recorded in short bursts over the last three years. The first two to be recorded, Great To Be Alive and Live To Love You, were co-written with The Coral’s James Skelly, while current single Emily Smiles was co-written with Specials man Terry Hall.

Phot Credit Tom Oxley

In thirty three years as a recording artist Ian Broudie, the man who is LIGHTNING SEEDS, has sold a lot of records. Those include a million copies of Jollification, the 1994 album whose platinum success was spearheaded by the era-capturing single Change, and which Broudie recently celebrated with a sold out 25th anniversary tour.Broudie composed Three Lions as the official England song for Euro 96. With lyrics by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, the song reached #1 and became a genuinely era-defining record and one with a remarkable afterlife as it regained the top slot two years later during the 1988 World Cup in France and became omnipresent once more during this summer’s Women’s Euros as the Lionesses brought football home.

I always think music is like attack and defence in football – or like politics – or like life. It’s about balance,” Ian Broudie says, “and achieving that is the challenge for me.”

SEE YOU IN THE STARS is available on CD and standard Forest Green vinyl with a limited edition Transparent Midnight Blue vinyl available from the official artist store, HMV and independent retail.



Thu        27          CAMBRIDGE                      Junction

Fri          28          OXFORD                             O2 Academy

Sat         29          FROME                               Cheese & Grain


Thu        03          SOUTHAMPTON                The 1865

Fri          04          LONDON                            O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Sat         05          LEEDS                                 Stylus

Sun        06          GLASGOW                          Old Fruitmarket

Thu        10          BIRMINGHAM                   Town Hall

Fri          11          NEWCASTLE                       Boiler Shop

Sat         12          LIVERPOOL                         Olympia

Thu        17          BRIGHTON                         Chalk

Fri          18          CARDIFF                             Tramshed

Sat         19          MANCHESTER                    Albert Hall

Sat         26          SHEFFIELD                     Leadmill


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