Championed by BBC Introducing, Clash and Shortlist amongst others, 2017 was quite the year for COLOUR. In November, they released ‘Minus’ (as featured on Record of The Day). The track was mastered at London’s famous Abbey Road studios by Christian Wright (Coldplay, Radiohead) and was co-produced by the band and Dan Swift (Kasabian, Snow Patrol) and was recorded at their own studio on the northwest coast of England. Says Dan of the band: “Average bands sound like their heroes, good bands sound like other good bands and great bands sound like themselves. COLOUR are a great band”. 2018 will see the band releasing a string of new singles and gigging prolifically which is sure to add to their break-neck momentum.
COLOUR were formed when Tidd (vox, guitar, piano) moved to Liverpool from his native Rutland (where?) with some tunes and the sole aim of forming a band. He and Connor Dickson (drums, vox) met on the covers circuit and began as a piano-drum 2 piece. They then merged with ex-Red Light Motion front men Scott Harvey (guitar, vox) and Liam Downey (bass, vox) and changed to an all-singing guitar band. Together the band chose a name that would describe the music itself, first ‘The Changes’, then ‘Block Colours’ and finally COLOUR.