LIVE DATES IN MANCHESTER & LONDON
KENDAL CALLING FESTIVAL SLOT ANNOUNCED
“Widescreen chiming indie” – Shortlist
“COLOUR have a cinematic sensibility, one drawn towards huge venues and open spaces – don’t bet against them getting there.” – Clash
“A new band that genuinely excites me” – Simon Boyle, Sunday Mirror
Championed by the likes of Clash, Shortlist and The Daily Mirror, in early December they played a sold out show on DIY Mags’s ‘Breaking Out’ stage as part of Liverpool Music Week, and were asked to play a pre-match gig at the City of Manchester Stadium for the second time, an honour previously bestowed upon The 1975 &: Johnny Marr. They also recently donned their best ‘Reservoir Dogs’ suits to perform at a black tie event at Liverpool FC.
With this new offering, its lyrics more open and strident and its music heavier and more glitchy, ‘Nowhere’ is the sound of the band secure in their voice and shouting at the top of it.
Hailing from across the North of England, a combination of classified ads and friends’ recommendations ultimately brought the band together. Although a guitar band at heart, COLOUR use the instrument in a different way to most northern indie bands, crafting a sound more in step with Everything Everything or Foals than Oasis.
Travelling over 300 miles a week between them to rehearsal, this is a band whose dedicated work ethic is plain to see. Favouring a DIY approach, they spent more than a year in the studio honing the sound before taking it to the stage, producing everything from artwork to videos themselves and captivating a local fan base.
All of COLOUR’s gigs to date have sold out, generating rave reviews from local BBC Radio DJs and music blogs alike. This burst of activity earned the band the Merseyside Arts Foundation funding and named them BBC Introducing ‘Band of the Year 2014.’
The band have just been confirmed to play Kendal Calling Festival in July. They also play a headline show at Manchester’s Night & Day Cafe on Thursday 17th March, and ‘Gold Dust’ at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (London) on the 21st.
COLOUR are: James Tidd, Scott Harvey, Liam Downey &: and Connor Dickson.