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Trademark Moody Lyrics and a Banging Choon from 50 Year Storm

The Fanlight

50 Year Storm

Fans of 50 Year Storm will welcome the latest release from the masters of moody lyrics and banging choons. The Fanlight launches on 30th October and is even darker and punchier than any of the Cornish trio’s previous songs.

Formed in 2016 Damon, Emma and Andy didn’t waste any time in making their mark on the local scene, they were picked up early doors by BBC Introducing and were soon touring extensively across the UK. The band’s 2020 diary was crammed with gigs and festivals until Covid reared its ugly head and cancelled all the fun. Taking advantage of months of down time the band have concentrated on writing new material and are justifiably proud of The Fanlight.

The new song was inspired by the voyeuristic nature of humans, with social media laying bare the personal lives of millions as we search our screens hoping that others are going through more difficult times than we are. The Fanlight explores our fascination with the suffering of others concentrating on the public execution of Louis XV1 during the French Revolution. Hangings and beheadings drew crowds from near and far to enjoy the free entertainment, old, young, rich and poor gathered to witness the sadistic ending of a life. Are we any different in ‘enlightened’ times when the internet is filled with similar events? We no longer have to travel to watch gruesome scenes as they are delivered straight to our homes.

Emma’s impossibly good drumming skills alongside Andy’s awesome guitar riffs and Damon’s genius synth abilities along with his characteristic gruff vocals have created 50 Year Storm’s darkest and most brilliant release. The Fanlight is a winner and guaranteed to make fans happy.

The band play their first live gig in months on 30th October at Plymouth’s Underground when they line up with Moriaty and Tiger Empress. Tickets sold out fast, but you can follow 50 Year Storm and find out more about the band on the usual social media platforms or their website:


The Fanlight goes live on the following platforms on release day 30th October:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7rRvHhXKufAK35jvYbpiCt Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1532917994

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1532917994?app=itunes

Bandcamp: https://50yearstorm.bandcamp.com/track/the-fanlight

Sheila Vanloo October 2020

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