Here’s a Christmas treat for you – Me and Mary from Talk In Colour playing a rather lovely version of Wham’s Last Christmas, recorded live at the wonderful Waterline in Dalston.
This was part of our Acoustic Christmas Wonderland, featuring the frankly amazing Sam Sallon and the equally awesome Al Lewis. It was just perfect – mulled wine, mince pies and gorgeous music. we’re starting a bimonthly acoustic residency at the Waterline from 27th February – be there.
I actually squealed out loud when I opened the Metro on the tube and saw that Talk In Colour’s new single Bones was one of the Singles Of The Week. I don’t normally get the tube, so it was a real surprise. Our Bones/Radiophonic EP is available now to download from Amazon.
Check us out, sandwiched between the Killers and Bruno Mars:
“A subtly stripped but soulful number from this London combo, finely dressed with electronics and a rootsy vocal”
Bloody loving this track right now:
It’s out at the end of October. Cannot wait.
(warning – the video is very flashy and strobey, so not good for epileptics or people who go a bit wonky with flashing lights)
Check out this utterly awesome and beautiful video for Mechanical Angel by Sunday Driver, made by the lovely Gareth at Zenith Films.
Here’s a couple of sneaky behind-the-scenes pics. Chandy and I filmed our parts in front of a green screen. You’ll have to look hard to spot us in the video but we’re definitely there!
Chandy rocks the corsetry:
The harp and I enjoying our moment in the spotlight:
Most people will probably know about this already, because I’ve been banging on about it for weeks but the Talk In Colour album ColliderScope is out now as a digital download and real-life CDs in the actual shops, thanks to the lovely people at ShellShock Distribution:
OMG! We made a thing! And it’s in the shops! Thanks to Ryan for taking the photo.
It’s a childhood dream come true for me to have a CD in the shops by one of my own bands that I helped to write, not just one I’ve played on as a session musician.
We’ve had some rave review for it already, including four stars (and a namecheck!) from David Honigman in the Financial Times:
Not quite sure what he means by commercial overexposure though – one remix in an online ad and the soundtrack of an indie Brit-flick doesn’t exactly make us Moby…
More lovely things about it:
“…faultless production … rich and mesmeric” Drowned In Sound
“One of the most original, mesmerizing and enthralling acts around. Their debut album intrigues and draws you into their multi-layered sound where electronics, guitar, harp and vocals collide.” Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s)
“ColliderScope” delivers an enticing wave of experimental sound, gilded by shimmering juxtaposed shades of light and dark.” Shout 4 Music
“… had us hooked from the very first minute” No Fear Of Pop
Listen to the mini-mashup on Soundcloud:
Remind me to never ever try and launch two albums within two months ever again…
The Talk In Colour album is nearly here! We’ve got the launch party at Floripa near Old Street on Wednesday, with DJ support from the wonderful Mr Dom Servini (WahWah45s) and Liam (Different Class Radio) – £5 advance tickets are still available, which get you a free copy of the album on the door.
To whet your appetite, here’s a cheeky little mashup of the entire album, ColliderScope, squished into just over 6 minutes:
The full album will be released digitally on Monday 28th May, with physical distribution to follow around the UK thanks to the lovely people at ShellShock.
Thanks to Ricky Fabulous for teaching me the mysteries of Ableton…
OK, so it’s not quite the Rock’n’Roll heights I’d imagined, but we’re more than happy with a 4-star review in the FT. Hell, those people have money.
Tip of the hat to Shane Quentin and his Garden of Earthly Delights for finding this gem and sending me coursing back to my childhood and formative teenage years spent trundling round Milton Keynes shopping centre. This song is unrelentingly dreadful in its forced cheeriness, much like CMK.
Totally stoked to see this review of the new Sunday Driver album The Mutiny – out now!!! – in the Sunday Times Culture magazine this weekend (page 35 if you’ve got it to hand).
This was a perfect topping to an amazing couple of weeks in which we hit our Pledge campaign target, played an incredible album launch gig at Hoxton Hall, and made our debut at White Mischief at the Scala. Can I sleep now, please?