is the stage name of British composer, songwriter and author Devonte Hynes
, born 23 December 1985 who is currently signed to Domino Records. Incorporating elements from a variety of musical genres, Lightspeed Champion marks a significant departure in sound from Hynes' previous dance-punk band Test Icicles. He released his debut album under the Lightspeed Champion name, Falling off the Lavender Bridge
, on January 21, 2008 through Domino Records.
Hynes was born in Houston, Texas but raised in Essex, England since the age of 2, and currently resides in New York.
The name 'Lightspeed Champion' comes from a series of comic strips Hynes drew as a teenager in his school mathematics books. Hynes was voted the 49th 'coolest person in rock' in NME's 2007 Cool List, jumping to position 20 in the following year's list.
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