Members: Ran Jackson-guitars,vocals Ricky Jackson-bass,vocals Svend Lerche-drums
THE DAYLIGHTS are a commanding three-piece from Los Angeles making a huge impact on the alternative rock scene nationwide as well as on the L.A. scene with their passionate lyrics, giant melodies and cinematic sound. After recently touring with Katy Perry and OneRepublic and currently on tour with Civil Twilight, THE DAYLIGHTS are set to release their debut album on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
To record their international debut release, the band worked with an unbelievable all-star cast in London that included super producer, Youth (Paul McCartney, U2, The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony") and mixers Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer), Dave Sardy (Oasis, Jet) and Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam).
The self-titled album, The Daylights features the first single "Rogue Machine," which has already made its way into the Hot AC Top 50 chart. Other featured songs on the 15-song album include "Weapons" and "Outsider" and "Happy" which will be in the season premiere of the WB's "One Tree Hill" on the same date as the album release.
Inviting comparisons to the likes of Radiohead and Kings of Leon, the close-knit group is made up of brothers Ran (guitars/vocals/keys) and Ricky Jackson (bass/vocals/guitars) and drummer Svend Lerche, of Denmark. Although they consider themselves an indie rock band, they don't really seem like much of an indie rock band at all, since their opportunities have been nothing short of extraordinary. Securing a Top 50 record on Hot A/C without a label is a notoriously difficult format to crack. 21 stations have already added the record and more every week. Not only do they have an enormous fan base in their hometown, with the ability to pack rooms like Hollywood's House of Blues, but they have also been touted as L.A.'s most underrated band by top selling artists such as Katy Perry, Switchfoot, and OneRepublic.
OneRepublic personally asked them to join them on their massive Dreaming Out Loud tour for over four months, and recently they have been the direct support for Katy Perry's sold-out American tour, after she was quoted as "wanting to bring one of her favorite bands on her first-ever headlining tour." The band's lyrical compositions and high-energy shows have also landed them an upcoming 40-city tour with NeedToBreathe in September 2010 with dates being announced in mid-September.
THE DAYLIGHTS appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" just days after Craig saw them play in Hollywood. This past year they've played for more than 10 million viewers on national television and in front of over 100,000 people live.
Their songs are currently featured in a host of TV shows and movies including the theme song to ABC's "The Big Day," "One Tree Hill," "Las Vegas," "Providence," and "Laguna Beach," Sorority Row, and Grandma's Boy, and have even been enshrined in the video game world with a cult following through The Sims.
Their self-titled debut album will be available for purchase on September 14th, 2010 through iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and at major retailers including BestBuy, Borders and Amoeba Music.
For more information, go to www.thedaylights.com or www.myspace.com/thedaylights.
The first single:
"Rogue Machine (Don't Say That You Want Me)" is currently spinning on the following stations:
KLTG-FM Corpus Christi, Hot AC
The Pulse >SiriusXM Hot AC
WKBE-FM Albany, NY Hot AC
WEQX-FM Albany, NY Alternative
KCIX-FM Boise, ID Hot AC
WTMX-FM Chicago Hot AC
KWYE-FM Fresno Hot AC
KKPL-FM Ft. Collins, CO Hot AC
WAJI-FM Ft. Wayne, IN Hot AC
KVGS-FM Las Vegas Alternative
KOSO-FM Modesto, CA Hot AC
KCDU-FM Monterey-Salinas Hot AC
WROX-FM Norfolk Alternative
KPSI-FM Palm Springs, CA Hot AC
WLTJ-FM Pittsburgh Hot AC
WCLZ-FM Portland, ME AAA Rock
KSCF-FM San Diego Hot AC
KRSH-FM Santa Rosa, CA AAA Rock
KMHX-FM Santa Rosa, CA Hot AC
KCDA-FM Spokane Hot AC
KZBD-FM Spokane Top 40
KEZE-FM Spokane AAA Rock
KZZU-FM Spokane Hot AC