Introducing…I Dream In Colour
Workworkworkworkworkwork. We’ve only had two freaking days off from the grind but it might as well have been nowt at all. Not that we’re complaining or anything. An endless a task as it may seem, to bring a consistent flow of tunes to soundtrack our (and with any luck, your) lives to, it is one that we undertake gladly. As we find with cooking, or organic chemistry if you made it to an A-Level or degree standard, there is something quite beautiful about creating something from nothing, like with the Killing Moon blog, or even with making music in general – which brings us nicely into touch with our next Introducing feature, as the word “beautiful” is something that we would imagine crops up rather frequently when it comes to describing the music of rising Essex superheroes I Dream In Colour…[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=kNpVvUhFryk] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty2JiILPx3c&feature=player_profilepage]
“Tell me more, tell me more”? A’ight. I Dream In Colour have been knocking about in their native county east of Greater London for approximately one year. They spent this year wisely. They wrote songs; they rehearsed these songs; they booked some shows; they played their songs at these shows. They repeated this process over the course of those 12 months, until one day they suddenly found themselves with something described as a fanbase (take note, mad men; we think these boys might actually know what they’re doing). Word of the band quickly spread, as did, probably more importantly, their music; composite of country-folk-tinged drum rhythms and guitar melodies, with a lead vocal charged with the spookiness of The Walkmen‘s Hamilton Leithausers lacquered over the dreamtime soothingness of Bombay Bicycle Club‘s Jack Steadman, all delivered as a live package with the same ferocious electricity as The Talking Heads. A year on, they had sold out the Camden Barfly; and that, ladies and gents, is how “it” is done.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=trfnX4tqgHQ] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4DXGHB8dDg&feature=player_profilepage]
Coming up – an EP entitled These Folded Arms to be released in the month of May on the Monotwin label, which will see some Phil Tyreman-produced tunes serve as the band’s introduction proper to the rest of the country and world. Londoners need not wait long to catch a piece of this action, as the four piece are playing alongside Oxford’s finest Trophy Wife on 4th April at Madam Jojos. In the meantime, listen to and download their new freely-released offering If You below.
I Dream In Colour – If You