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Interview: Three Colours

 
By on Friday, 22nd October 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

If you’re on the prowl for new music, then check out an emerging post-rock band, Three Colours. This unsigned band drips in coolness from their groovy dance beats to their catchy rock rhythms. Find out a little more about this talented group with the following interview from humorous frontman Tom Cajelo.

Upon listening to the song ‘Shministim’, it’s clear to hear the Bloc Party influence, amongst others. How would you describe your sound for first time listeners? And is Bloc Party an influence on the band or are we just assuming too much?
We’ll take that as a compliment first of all. Thanks. I’m personally a fan of their work and I respect what they’ve done. They created a sound that was commercially viable but still interesting and clever, then after their first album they just went, “fuck it, we’ll do we what we like now”…or at least that’s how it seemed. I always liked the dancey elements in their stuff, which is something we like to incorporate and maybe we have similar influences to them.

I guess I would describe our sound as progressive (but not ‘prog’ – I loathe that tag, because of the negative connotations it has, when really it shouldn’t have), melodic and hopefully something you can shake your ‘thang’ to. I guess we fall uncomfortably in to that ‘hard to categorise’ category, if you will, that journalists always seem to get wrong. We’ve had some flattering descriptions from people who’ve seen us though “at the drive-in playing Bloc Party’ and our personal favourite, “acid skiffle”.

We’d like to know how the band got started and when you formed. Can you give us a little background and some biography bits?
Our beginnings aren’t particularly unique. Will and I had played in a band together during and after college up in Hull, which was a very cosy place to start playing live music. Then we all went to university. Will and I went to London and the band split up. I joined a post-hardcore band whilst at uni, which also fairly recently split up, but he and I had always intended to start something new once we’d graduated. So once we were both done we decided to just do the usual musicians adverts and were lucky enough to find a kick-ass rhythm section in Mike and Paddy, who were in to the same stuff as us and additionally had lots of recording gear and programming/music tech knowledge, not to mention being thoroughly spiffing blokes, so we lucked out there, big time. We just got together over a beer one Sunday afternoon and a couple of weeks later we started rehearsing.

They had both played in bands before as well and were looking to do something new and something challenging so the songs came fairly quickly. Then we had a month or so troubleshooting and figuring out our live set-up before we booked our first show and it’s been all go since then really, then being November 2009.

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