Lights Out is the debut EP by punk two-piece Shiny Wet Machine. It was originally named ‘Euphoria’, like the opening track on the EP, but changed for unknown reasons. Frontwoman Sizzy Rocket described the EP as the following:
I am so excited to finally bring you our aggressive, snarling, hedonistic love child ‘Lights Out’. Here’s to resurrecting raw angst and letting it all hang out.
The EP has a very DIY sound. Guitarist Alex Fitts had the following to say about that:
I didn’t want to do anything that wasn’t the core instruments and Sizzy singing. And that’s how we left it. We contemplated going in and working on the songs in a bigger studio, but I just don’t think it makes sense. For the project, it’s supposed to be raw, something that’s very DIY, and I like leaving all the mistakes in there. We didn’t try to fix things, didn’t try to clean things up. We left it the way it was.
Lead single “Stun Gun” was released on November 14th, 2016. It was followed by “Hospitals” on January 16th, 2017. The last single, “Euphoria”, was released on March 28th, 2017. A day later the release date and tracklist of the EP was announced by frontwoman Sizzy Rocket on Twitter.