Photo by Yunkin Keophomma

Photo by Yunkin Keophomma

Modern rock n roll never sounds this fresh.

Seattle’s Smokey Brights is a story of love and pizza. Husband and wife duo Ryan Devlin and Kim West first met while slinging pies at a south Seattle restaurant in their early 20s. Devlin, a fixture in the Northwest’s thriving DIY rock scene, and West, an aspiring law student, started writing and recording songs in Devlin’s bedroom during a cash-strapped Christmas as their friendship blossomed into romance. Pulling from their mutual love of 70s rock, vintage synthesizers, thrift shop treasures, and early MTV, the pair’s bond permeated their pop songcraft. The duo,  joined by drummer Nick Krivchenia and bassist Luke Logan, create a stoney blend of Northwest rock & roll and razor-sharp disco grooves that Impose Magazine has called “a modern bit of AM radio gold.”

The group released their first LP, Taste For Blood, in 2014 to regional acclaim and heavy airplay and support from iconic radio station KEXP. Catching the attention of upstart label Freakout Records, the band released their sophomore LP, Hot Candy, in 2016. This record saw Smokey Brights taking their first steps onto the national stage with supporting slots for big-label artists and festival plays at Sasquatch!, Bumbershoot, and Capitol Hill Block Party. For their most recent efforts, the Come To Terms EP and Different Windows EP, the band has perfected their groovy and infectious style, touring nationwide with international appearances slated for the latter half of 2018. There’s still a lotta love. And a whole lotta pizza.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Website: smokeybrights.com
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THE REVUE “Whoa! This was the first reaction out of my mouth when hearing the awesome – really awesome – new single by Smokey Brights. This number has a bit of everything – the tantalizing, oft-kilter indie-rock of mid-career Blonde Redhead and The Thermals, the psychedelic undertones of Tame Impala and Temples, and even a touch of the jangle pop that characterizes the Melbourne scene (see Dick Diver).”

GLIDE MAGAZINE "There has never been a shortage of rock and roll bands, but it’s safe to say there is a shortage of bands taking a fresh approach to the genre at this point in time. Seattle quintet Smokey Brights, on the other hand, are doing exactly that."


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