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Bright Spark Destroyer Released”The Shortest Distance” single and video

| On 16, Apr 2011

Bright Spark Destroyer are set to release their single The Shortest Distance, out 2nd May.

They have a very cool video for the single made by Chris Bristow who recently put his hand to making Guillemots new video The Basket, check it out:

Bright Spark Destroyer is a five-man band with 32-bit synesthaesia. Starting as a long-distance writing and recording project between five musicians in different cities in late 2009, most of the band relocated to London following the release of their EP, Holy Yell, in June 2010.

‘The Shortest Distance’ is a song about love and mathematics – using asymptotes as a metaphor for the sexual tension building in a strong friendship (“we get so close/but we do not intersect”). The song explores the most direct ways to dispel an anxious situation, these being honesty, apology and – perhaps cynically – bribery (“If that doesn’t work/then go out and buy them something nice”).

Musically the song reflects the mood of the lyrics, with the opening chimes of the first verse hanging in the air before the band interrupt with a determined clatter akin to an amped-up Postal Service, leading the song into its effortlessly buoyant chorus.

The track has already gained radio support, being played on Tom Robinson’s Friday night show and on his guest spot on the Nemone show, as well as various plays on Fresh On the Net and a feature on the Introducing Inquisition.

Bright Spark Destroyer – The Shortest Distance by Bright Spark Destroyer
Live dates have been announced in the lead up to the single, culminating in a single launch party at Ronnie Scott’s in London on the 10th May. All other shows are listed below:

Saturday 23rd April – Middlesborough @ Uncle Alberts w/ Brontide

Sunday 24th April – Reading @ Oakford Social Club w/ Tall Ships, Worship

Tuesday 26th April – London @ Camden Monarch w/ Voyeurs

Wednesday 27th April – Swindon @ Riffs Bar

Thursday 28th April – Oxford @ The Cellar

Tuesday 10th May – London @ Ronnie Scott’s (single launch party)