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Films of Colour

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Films of Colour crashed through the doors of the music world with their debut single Actions, released on tastemaker Label Fandango/Fierce Panda and were described by head honcho Simon Williams as the best band he's signed since Radiohead and Coldplay. The Guardian’s New Band of the Day, Best of MySpace Winners, The Independent newspaper’s Barometer: One to Watch and Steve Lamacq’s Favourite New Band. Radio support from 6 Music, Absolute Radio, Radio 2 as well as number 1 on Amazing Radio and a slew of Independent radio plays and sessions. Online the buzz was audible from noteworthy blogs including Room Thirteen and Losingtoday, “Of all the bands on the indie scene in East London, Films of Colour are amongst the cream of the crop” and “Films of Colour boast an intelligent, atmospheric sound that takes some bands years to perfect.”

Films of Colour are Andy Clutterbuck (vocals), James Hatcher (guitar), Jack Allinson (bass/synths) and James Rees-Flynn(drums) who together create a sound of remarkable density that incorporates layers of synths and emotive guitars that draw comparisions with the likes of Foals, Arcade Fire vs early Bloc Party, Radiohead, aswell as shades of Miike Snow and Muse.

Whilst the music industry’s focus intensifies on Films of Colour, the band have been busy touring and playing festivals and also went back into the studio to record new material readying themselves for their next assault on the music charts. The band’s new single is live show opener Capital which displays a darker dimension to the Films of Colour palette whilst retaining their commerciality, with its Ride-esque guitar and more alternative art-rock edge. Flipside Persinette’s sinister opening and angst ridden guitar crunch embodies the band’s experimentalism and is a powerhouse of aggressive rhythms juxtaposed with a wall of electronic soundscapes. As part of their live set Capital and Persinette, perfectly exemplify Films of Colour’s increasingly confident swagger and stadium filling potential.

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