There Is A Light

by The Velvet Regime



We're all proud of the song and are very glad that we are finally able to share the finished product with everyone! This release includes both the radio edit of the song, the full version, and the old EP version.

The story:

The song was written nearly 3 years ago before the band even started; but never became part of our repertoire until the beginning of 2011. Although we had other songs originally planned to be our 'main song' for last year's Smokefreerockquest (national battle of the bands competition in New Zealand), we ended up using There Is A Light. Which proved to be a good decision.

At the 2011 SFRQ finals, we won the Lowdown Best Song Award for "There Is A Light" and part of the prize was to be flown to Auckland for a recording session.

Renowned producer Nic Manders (Brooke Fraser, Elemeno P, Luke Thompson, Parachute Music, etc) was put in charge of the recording session. We recorded the bulk of the instrumental tracks at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios; overdubs and vocal tracks were tracked on vintage sound desks at Montage Studio - an intimate recording studio hidden in Grey Lynn.

We are thankful that we had the opportunity to record it professionally, and capture its essence and meaning. Hope you enjoy it!



released February 11, 2012

© 2012 The Velvet Regime

Joel Averes - Bass
Jason Reder - Drums
Nigel Martinez - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Synth
Stefan Poad - Guitars, Backing Vocals


Photography by Jim Chipp
Artwork and Concept by Jessica Parkes

Production by Nic Manders

Recorded: 13-14 October 2011 at Roundhead Studios and the Montage Studio (Auckland, New Zealand)

Special thanks to the SFRQ and Lowdown

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