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Lightyear - Ska Punk du Royaume-Uni - Discographie & Téléchargement d'album mp3 complet


Groupe de musique Ska Punk du Royaume-Uni formé en 1998

Lightyear is a seven-piece British ska punk band formed in Derby, England, in 1997. They were part of a UK music scene that mixed ska punk with other genres including funk, indie-rock and hip-hop. The band signed to Household Name Records in 2001, and released two full-length albums before splitting in 2003. Since 2006 the band have had a number of reunions.

The band formed in 1997, with their first gig in their hometown of Derby in 1998. Lightyear released their debut album Call of the Weasel Clan in October 2001. In 2002 they appeared at the Carling Weekend Festivals with Sick of It All and Alkaline Trio. The band are known for their feel good vibes and exuberant mosh-pits.

Lightyear began work on their second album Chris Gentlemens Hairdresser and Railway Bookshop in April 2003 with producer Dave Chang, having already decided to split up after recording the album and touring twice more; once in support of the album, followed by a farewell tour. The album was released in July 2003, accompanied by a tour with Captain Everything! and Jerry-built. They played what was supposed to be their last show on 26 September 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, supported by Evil Macaroni, Captain Everything! and Adequate Seven.

Post split

On 9 May 2006, DJ Mike Davies announced on the Radio 1 Lock Up Show that Lightyear would be reforming for a fortnight long tour around the UK, finishing in Derby. Originally dubbed the "Twelve Days of Chaos" tour, it was renamed the "Lightyear ...Would Like to Apologise in Advance" tour as more promoters took interest. Davies invite them to play a set on his Radio 1 Lock Up stage at the Carling Weekend Festivals at Reading and Leeds. The band split up on stage for the second time on 26 August 2006 at the Carling Weekend Festival at Bramham Park, Leeds. Shortly afterwards, Lightyear performed a final 'friends & family only' gig at The Victoria Inn, Derby. Subsequent one-off shows took place in Derby at the Assembly Rooms (November 2007) and The Venue (October 2009).

In March 2012, it was announced across social networking sites that Lightyear were going to reform for a six-show mini-tour, sponsored by Big Cheese magazine. In the same year Banquet Records reissued both albums on vinyl.They returned again 2015 to play several shows, including the Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds.In May 2017, Lightyear an announced on Facebook that they would be reforming. The band stated that this time it's a 'proper reunion' not just for a one-off tour and there will be new material. They toured in October and started a crowdfunding campaign to make a documentary about the band and the UK scene it is part of.


The band have been on tour with Capdown, Mad Caddies, Goldfinger, Slow Gherkin, 311, Mustard Plug, Big D and the Kids Table, Save Ferris, Nerf Herder, The Peacocks, Link 80 and Suicide Machines. They also played at 'Holidays in the Sun' for two years running (alongside The Business, The Exploited and more).


Drowned in Sound listed them as one of the important bands that made up the UK underground's ska punk scene. The publication noted that Chris Gentlemens Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop transcended the scene to appeal to a wider audience.


Ben Ashton – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, additional vocals

Richard 'Bars' Barling – bass and backing vocals

Neil 'Nelb' Cowie – guitar, additional vocals

Neil Draycott – acoustic guitar, trumpet and vocals (also member of Cotton Weary)

Jim Harrison – drums

Chas Palmer-Williams – vocals (also member of Cotton Weary)

Kraig Winterbottom – trumpet, additional vocals

Mark Wood – trumpet, additional vocals

Guest musicians

Dan Sanfey – vocals (member of Five Knuckle)

Kassim Basma – vocals (member of Adequate Seven)

Tom Pinder – trombone (member of Adequate Seven)

Joey Malibu & Coke – scratching

Lewis Froy – vocals – (member of Captain Everything!)

Jon Whitehouse – vocals (member of Captain Everything!)

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Membres du groupe :   Jim Harrison

- Discographie -

4 albums

Lightyear - Chris Gentlemen

Chris Gentlemen's Hairdresser And Railway Book Shop

2003 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Ska
Album CD11 Pistes
Household Name Records

Lightyear - Call Of The Weasel Clan

Call Of The Weasel Clan

2001 - Royaume-Uni
Ska, Punk
Album CD12 Pistes
Household Name Records

Lightyear - Just Another Demonstration

Just Another Demonstration

2000 - Royaume-Uni
Ska, Punk
CDr Album3 Pistes
Not On Label (lightyear Self-released)

Lightyear - Lightyear Vs. Evil Macaroni

Lightyear Vs. Evil Macaroni

2000 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Ska
Album CD8 Pistes
Positive Outlook Records

- Vidéos Lightyear -

7 Vidéos

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