Colours Of One ‘Dust & Chalk’

Formed early 2008 in the suburbs of Bridgend, South Wales, Colours Of One are steadily carving a reputation for themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting talents, with their brand of enticing alternative rock. In 2010 the band released a mini-album entitled ‘Bad News Makes Big Noise’. Tracks from this EP were selected for airplay on BBC Radio One, XFM, Planet Rock and Total Rock radio.

Colours Of One release ‘Dust & Chalk’; the 2nd single from their ‘Apparitions’ EP, digitally on 15th April 2013. [Rogues Gallery Records]

The track will be made available exclusively on the band’s website from 8th April with a ‘pay what you want’ for it policy for one week – and will include an unreleased B-side ‘Chemical Charm’.

‘Dust & Chalk’ has the unique anthemic Colours Of One sound stamped all over it, perfectly balancing melody and bite, with a strong narrative. It’s a song with immense character and stadium style vocals, possessing an incredibly powerful chorus line, “To be crowned King, King of all the if-onlys, King of all the could-have-beens”

Recorded at Sonic One Studios, and mastered by Jon Astley (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Stereophonics) and the music video Ben Smith of Gingenious Productions who has made music videos for Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend and Rise To Remain.

We had an early listen to and here’s what we thought:

This starts with a cresting surge that flumes up to greet you.  Then it devours you.  Mind, body and spirit.  A good-natured vocal – Mike Simmonds –  generates the kind of passion within you –  that you thought you had once lost.  And as the chorus reaches sensational new highs, these are set against the hugely enthusiastic and vociferously crashing  waves of sound. These thump against your harbour walls, demanding to be let in.  It is strong and magnificent stuff. The stuff of legends.

-© Neil_Mach March 2013 –


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