Lightspeed Champion Biography

Lightspeed Champion 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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Lightspeed Champion works with Van Dyke Parks on Beach Boys-covering EP

Dev Hynes lines up four-track release for December

  • Oct 19, 2010

Lightspeed Champion has emergency surgery to beat throat infection

'It's been a truly strange, strange week,' Dev Hynes admits

  • Apr 1, 2010

Lightspeed Champion announces new single, UK tour and ticket details

Dev Hynes to hit the road and release new single 'Madame Van Damme' in May

  • Feb 20, 2010

Lightspeed Champion marks Elvis Presley's 75th birthday with free song – video

Release is first in new series of free songs from Dev Hynes

  • Jan 8, 2010

Lightspeed Champion releases free bootleg album online

'House-Sitting Songs' is the first of at least 50 he plans to release

  • Dec 11, 2009

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Lightspeed Champion - Devil Tricks for a Bitch (Live) Play Video

Lightspeed Champion - Devil Tricks for a Bitch (Live)

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Madame Van Damme

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Lightspeed Champion Reviews

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Lightspeed Champion, Chickenhawk, Robyn

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Lightspeed Champion, Chickenhawk, Robyn

Lightspeed Champion, Chickenhawk, Robyn

  • Nov 1, 2010

Lightspeed Champion

Galaxy Of The Lost

  • May 2, 2008

Lightspeed Champion

Tell Me What It’s Worth

  • Jan 31, 2008

Lightspeed Champion: Falling Off The Lavender bridge

'This planet is dull. It’s all traffic lights and trousers, sunburn and interest rates...'

  • Jan 28, 2008

Lightspeed Champion

Midnight Surprise

  • Oct 15, 2007

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