You Need To Know: Colours

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Who: Colours Origin: Dallas, TX
Genre: Rock/Indie
For Fans of:
The Fall of Troy, The Sound of Animals Fighting
Currently Playing: Alive & Well EP
LISTEN: “Colorful”
[audio: Colorful.mp3]

Colours, hailing from Dallas, TX,  is the brainchild of founding members [and best friends] Phillip and Rico. By mixing together modern alternative rock, with a heaping dose of sugary pop and the ingenuity of indie acts such as MuteMath and As Tall As Lions, this pairing are preparing to take on the world with their brand new EP, Alive and Well.

When I first received Alive & Well I was a bit cautious to put it on as the record had come into my possession after about three solid weeks of hearing and reading hype about the band from friends in the music industry. However, by the time “Camera Click,” the lead track, reached its chorus, I was sold. What may seem at face value as little more than a indie take on pop acts like The Rocket Summer or The Summer Set is actually much more emotionally intricate than most would assume. The heartfelt lyrics on tracks like “Colorful” and “You Got Lucky” will hit home with anyone raised admiring the likes of Lloyd Dobler and other iconic teen film characters. It’s written to tap you at your pop music loving core and it succeeds on nearly every level.

Colours is a big city band with small town sensibilities wrapped in a music ball of honesty and teen confusion by two best friends with something to share that needs to be heard by today’s music scene. As is obvious on even the first listen to the Alive & Well EP, these guys surely have more than enough heart and talent to make it. Here’s hoping the masses pay attention.


-James Shotwell

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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