Who TF are Porchlight?

We chatted with rising Brighton band Porchlight about their formative stages as a band and expansive new single ‘Noel’

Boasting a restless and agitated sound that sits uncomfortably somewhere between post-punk and alternative rock, rising Brighton band Porchlight have been gaining some traction in the UK music scene with their unique and personality-filled initial releases.

The latest of these is the unpredictable and anxious ‘Noel’, a track that has this claustrophobic and intense quality to it throughout, highlighting the guile and creativity that the band possess in spades. The track is something of a whirlwind that can be hard to keep up with, with a gorgeously expansive instrumental towards the end providing a chance to attempt to get to grips with the sound and appreciate the artistry on show in a rare moment of respite. The track bodes well for the future of the young band, and we sought after a chat with them to find out some more about the release and a little bit more about them.

Who TF are Porchlight?

A babbling, bumbling band of baboons.

How long have you been making music?

Around 4 years. But, along with the rest of the rising bands of the moment, lockdown properly birthed us.

Why do you make music?


What are your biggest influences?

Each other, our friends and the places that we’ve been, sights we’ve seen and all the things in between.

What would you say has been your best moment so far?

Playing in front of the best part of 4,000 people at Rennes’ Trans Musicales last December, and then abusing the free bar afterwards.

How would you describe your sound to somebody unfamiliar with it?

Obnoxious, loud, posey, occasionally stupid, occasionally lovely

What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?

Being interviewed by Clout Magazine.

We love your new single ‘Noel’, what more can you tell us about it?

Our dear friends George Smith and Beth Vincent painted the beautiful artwork for the single. They are the nucleus to the operation.

What else do you have planned for the near future?


And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?

Honourable mentions to our friends roadie rob and band mum Hev, but the #1 spot goes to brighton local Jules who single handedly props up the local scene by attending every show