Born in Berlin, House of Light is a band that embodies the essence of cinematic shoegaze while intertwining the delicate melodies of synth and guitars. Their roots can be traced back to Berlin despite being raised in LA (USA). Having spent significant time recording in Melbourne, Australia, this nomadic lifestyle has shaped their artistic journey, as they draw inspiration from diverse cultures and experiences.
In a captivating interview with Andy Rourke of the Smiths for East Village Radio, House of Light revealed their musical philosophy, and were praised for the way in which they have evoked a sense of 80s romanticism while embracing the darker tones that characterized the 90s. Their music carries a nostalgic yet contemporary allure, blending the atmospheric sounds of the past with a modern approach.
House of Light finds solace in the same landscapes that birthed influential post-punk bands like the Cure, Joy Division, Killing Joke, and the Church. The band’s distinct sound has earned them a place sharing stages with renowned artists such as Lydia Lunch, Pete Doherty, and the Drones. Time with these iconic acts has further solidified their reputation as an illuminating presence in the music industry.
The forthcoming album, “21st Century Prayer,” showcases House of Light’s versatility, effortlessly transitioning from dark and danceable tracks to ethereal soundscapes and epic laments. Their lyrics delve into themes of innocence lost in the face of the overwhelming technological advancements of the modern world, expressed through implosive poetry. The album serves as a poignant reflection of House of Light’s journey through life while evoking a sense of longing and introspection.
With their distinctive blend of atmospheric compositions, House of Light continues to captivate audiences. Their unique journey, encompassing influences from different corners of the globe, has imbued their music with a universal appeal that transcends boundaries of reality and connects with listeners on a very different level.
House of Light remains a pillar of artistic expression, channeling their collective experiences into a mesmerizing and dreamlike tapestry that resonates with audiences far and wide.
In 2023 the HoL signed to indie label Dark Escapes Music with multiple projects in the works set to release in the near future.