Release Date: Apr 8, 2014
Record label: Memphis Industries
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Colourmusic’s story strokes the senses before a note even hits the air. Here is a band with origins in both Oklahoma and Yorkshire; a band that blends hardcore and “Oklahoma Sex Rock”; a band whose exposure to-date peaked with an impromptu music video shot at SXSW with Wayne Coyne for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. This is also a band with a well-known preoccupation with colours, specifically Isaac Newton’s Theory of Colour and Sound.
There‘s a rare breed of album that totally envelopes you in its sound from beginning to end, encasing you in its grubby claws and tightens its grip when you try to move away. You might not even want to go there, but something pulls you towards it. A thick dirgy sludge of noise, so gloomy, so claustrophobic that you struggle for air while listening to it, so bereft of any light, each time you press play it’s like the sun has been extinguished.