The Rock City archives: 2012

Lightyear, Rock City Basement

  • Saturday 23rd June 2012
  • Supported by: Anti Vigilante, Above Them

Lightyear are 7 piece ska punk from Derby, UK.

They signed to Household Name Records in 2001, and the band released two full-length albums via the label. 2001's 'Call of the Weasel Clan' and 2003's 'Chris Gentlemens Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop'. Lightyear also released a split EP with friends Evil Macaroni and contributed to several international punk compilation CDs.

In 2012 they announced across that Lightyear are going to reform for one more mini-tour, sponsored by Big Cheese Magazine.

"We know this might raise a few chuckles. It's been 15 years since Lightyear began. We started it to simply to have fun. We stopped it because it became not fun. We wanted to stay friends. But we ended up not even seeing each other really. We want to hang out with each other again. Soooo…... we are doing 5 dates in June. It would be wicked to see old and new friends. (we haven't played our instruments in 6 years, So we might have improved)..."

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