Album Review: I Dream in Colour – These Folded Arms EP

By on Wednesday, 3rd August 2011 at 12:00 pm

I Dream in Colour are gifted with that special element of grace, the fact that they are extremely talented musicians just adds to the melting pot. Singer Richard Judge has a unique voice that you have to look around for a long time to find: he manages to be over the top without being, well over the top, he is understated and this plays to his advantage as it is the subtlety in their majesty that really makes their latest EP ‘These Folded Arms’ a feat of true brilliance.

First track ‘Wide Awake’ hits you like a wall of sound travelling at breakneck pace, and with a chorus that most other surf pop outfits around at the moment would be jealous of. We featured ‘Hold On to Your Heart’ as a Video of the Moment previously; go here to hear the song. Judge’s vocals are reminiscent of Jeff Buckley in the next track ‘Lessons’ and shows a real sense of balls and bravado in their song creation process. It soars with its blues infused riffs and is the stand out track on the EP by a country mile.

‘Ready to Go’ is a darker effort than the rest of this short offering from the Essex-based band, the musicianship is as tight as ever with Michael Thackeray’s lead guitar cutting through Judge’s vocals like a knife through butter. Clichés aside though, what I Dream in Colour have achieved with this effort is by far their most palatable attempt with everything produced to perfection. Led by Judge’s astounding vocal talent, it looks like there is a seriously bright future for this band. Below, watch a short film the band put together to accompany the EP.



I Dream in Colour’s new EP ‘These Folded Arms’ is available now from Monotwin Records.

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