There is an unmistakeable air of Everything Everything and Foals about indie Northerners COLOUR, and the universal consensus is that they have the potential to become just as big. The fact that all of the band’s gigs so far have sold out, together with all the accolades such as BBC Introducing’s ‘Band of the Year 2014’, certainly bode well.
Their latest offering, in the form of a catchy four-minute epic, is ripe for the live setting and will surely serve to expand their loyal fanbase as they play Brighton’s prestigious The Great Escape this weekend.
‘Fiction’ – taken from COLOUR’s debut EP KAFÉ – is the epitome of the word ‘groovy’. From the intro that features bursts of muted guitar and synth, to the neat building up of the sound that culminates in waves of sugared indie pop and punchy layered vocals. It’s not all frivolity however, as their lyrics hold some substance as ‘Fiction’ is all about exposing our culture of inescapable advertising and materialism.
KAFÉ, the debut EP from COLOUR, is due for release 28 June.
Catch COLOUR live:
19 May (today!) – Great Escape, Brighton (15:20 @ East Street Tap)
28 June – London, Birthdays (EP Launch Party)
31 July – Kendall Calling (Woodland Stage)