Attic Lights are:

Formed in an attic in Glasgow, Scotland by Kev Sherry and Colin McArdle in 2005, they were soon joined by Jamie, Tim and Noel. Amongst their inspirations they cite Weezer, The Beach Boys, Flaming Lips, R.E.M. and The Lemonheads. The band signed to Island records in 2008.


In May 2013 Attic Lights release their new album, Super De Luxe on Elefant Records.


    • “Irn Bru strength melodic sweetness with stirring choruses, handclap tempos and school-disco grooves.” (Mojo Magazine)
    • “A noisy, melodic number with the type of fuzzily simplistic appeal that never goes out of fashion.” (The List)
    • “In a better world this would be a mega-selling disc.” (The Herald)
    • “Attic Lights are so easy to fall in love with… a big cinnamon smooch, a big warm hug on a winter’s day.” (Is This Music)
    • “One of the best things the band’s produced.”(Soundblab)
    • “Catchy melodies, stomping guitars and gorgeous harmonies.” (Strange Brew)
    • “Infectiously melodic as anything they’ve done before… so sweeping and grand, you immediately want to hear them again as soon as they end.”(AllMusic)
    • “The bastard offspring of Ash and Weezer are one of the few bands who can draw on such classic references and hit the same euphoric peaks. Infectious choruses spread on a global scale faster than a galloping coronovirus.”(Magic Magazine, France)
    • “One of the year’s powerpop gems and quite possibly the most fun listening experience you’ll have all year.”(Shingdig)
    • “Knowingly assimilates diverse influences… melody, funk, soul and fantastic harmonies while also demonstrating the ability of the Scottish band to sound tremendously current.”(Zona Musical, Spain)


Debut album “Friday Night Lights” was released on Island/Universal in 2008.


  • “Chiming 12-string perfection” (The Guardian)
  • “Vocal harmonies weave in and out of this perfect pop” (The Sun)
  • Coming on like The Eagles lassoing Fountains Of Wayne to The Beach Boys…transcendent – 8/10″ (NME)
  • “Spellbinding” ****(The Fly)
  • “Sumptuous harmonies” (Q)
  • “Hugely infectious debut” ****(Uncut)
  • “A master class in harmonising” **** (Word
  • “Triumphant debut of emotive pop gems” (Clash)
  • “These lads really knock together a proper tune” ****(Mojo)
  • “One of the finest guitar pop albums this year” (Artrocker)