Colours are a band you may not be familiar with yet, but in saying that, they’re also a band that demand your attention. They’re in the same vein as the likes of Purity Ring, but there is something so explosive about their music that puts them in a place all on their own.
Having just released their debut album, Ivory (an album that was over 14 months in the making), in February, a solid body of work from the US duo is finally out in the world – and is quickly seeing their number of fans skyrocket. To help us, and you, get to know them a bit better we asked Morgan and Kyle what three albums changed their lives. Check it out below!
At The Drive-In, Relationship Of Command
This album was the catalyst that sparked my passion for drums. I studied and played over top of this record non-stop and eventually memorised every song. The bands drummer, Tony Hajjar had an infectious style of playing that ultimately inspired me to pursue a career playing drums.
Deftones, White Pony
In high school I began to listen to music critically, dissecting and questioning choices musicians made in songs. I think doing this made me love music as an art form and at the time I found myself doing it often with Deftones. I always found Chino’s voice and melody choices so haunting and dramatic. He often used melody and lyric together, spending verses setting up lyrical reveals in choruses. Deftones took the dark side of rock and painted it with emotional melody without amateur angst. This formula birthed my passion for making music.
The 1975, The 1975
The 1975 are an influential modern artist for Ivory. When we first heard The 1975 we didn’t attach to it as well as other artist we’re fond of – there were things we initially scrutinized, but as their sound, name and most importantly image kept crossing our path, so grew an affinity. Morgan and I found ourselves listening to and researching the artist and there became a moment where we both realized that The 1975 was one of our favorite modern artists and we needed to dialogue why. In criticism, we found an unyielding respect for the art and attention to detail The 1975 had. An attention to their art that created a genuine enjoyment of their music…music we once scrutinized and disliked. We thought if such attention can persuade two hypercritical artists, then we must respect the band, and must reverse engineer the process to see if such details are overlooked in our own music. The 1975 was so influential for COLOURS simply because they help us question our details.
Ivory is out now via Victory Records