Brightly are Charlie Gleason and Nic Lam, a Melbourne-based indie pop duo who combine elements of folk and electronica. Their music has been compared vocally to Antony and the Johnsons and musically to The Postal Service, which was a really great day. They said to pass on the message that they love you unconditionally.
Q&A, with Charlie (singer, songwriter)Define your genre in five words or less:
Indie folk electronica.How long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?
What feels like forever. I got Radiohead's OK Computer at 14 and it was as though I just woke up. I started collecting vinyls and playing songs around Melbourne before moving to London to do the exact same thing.If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
If I could travel back in time I'd probably feel guilty if I didn't use it to prevent catastrophic world events. Having said that, if I could travel back in time I'd an infinite amount of seconds with which to do anything, right? Wait, do you age while time travelling?What are your favourite venues?
The Toff In Town and Workers Club in Melbourne The Borderline and Royal Albert Hall in LondonWhat are your top 5 favourite albums?
Radiohead - OK Computer Augie March - Sunset Studies The Postal Service - Give Up Chris Garneau - Music For Tourists Nearly Oratorio - Showers EPWhat is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?
Seeing Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova play the acoustic tent at Glastonbury, 2008.Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc
Generally I start with a melody. That's like a spark. Everything else tumbles forward from there.