Interviews: COLOURS OF ONE

We have had the opportunity to interview the Alternative Rock band COLOURS OF ONE from the UK. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

It comes from the lyrics of the Incubus song, ‘Redefine’: So modify this third rock from the sun By painting myriads of pictures With the colours of one

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

It wasn’t planned as such. We have just gravitated towards playing what we love, what you connect with most.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Miff (Guitar) and I met at School, in Bridgend, years before we’d really got going with our instruments let alone had any ideas of forming a band. We met Paul (Drums), who went to a rival School, through a mutual friend when we were looking for a drummer… and we met Lewis (Bass) on the South Wales music scene. He’d played in a number of bands that we gigged with before we asked him to join.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Michael - Pearl Jam.

Miff - Soundgarden

Lewis - Lonely The Brave

Paul - Coheed and Cambria

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I think it all stems from other artists, the bands that we love. There’s a connection with what they create, and that prompts a desire to want to pick up a guitar and craft something yourself.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was actually back in 2019, pre-covid. We headlined a stage at the Swansea Fringe Festival. Since then there have been obvious difficulties with covid restrictions, but also our focus had been on getting our album - ‘Vessels’ - together, and planning its release. We’re optimistic 2022 is going to be a much better year all around for live music, and we’re looking forward to playing life again.

7. Where would you like to play?

Long term, we’d love to play shows further afield, and see other parts of the world. To tour the EU and eventually the US would be a dream, so far we’ve been confined to playing in the UK, though Paul (Drums) had a taste of it, touring as the drummer for Attack! Attack! On their final tour. For now, though we’re just looking forward to getting back out there in general.

8. Who would you like to support?

We’d love to share the stage with Lonely The Brave or Nothing But Thieves - have you got their number?

9. Who not?

Genre-wise, always up for a challenge. I reckon we could open for Little Mix or JoJo Siwa - again if you have any connections there, please let us know. I think where lines would be drawn would be where there were acts that we’d rather not associate with, Travis Scott, for instance. He was willing to stop a concert over one of his shoes being stolen, but not when fans are suffocating. Awful.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Not really, though we have struggled with the peaks and troughs of adrenaline throughout a gig night - it’s a nightmare when your adrenaline peaks too soon in a show or even before you go on. For anyone who suffers with stage fright, we’d say it definitely gets easier the more you perform. Just try to focus on your space, find something to concentrate on while your on stage, don’t think about the audience too much.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

The foundations are built on 90s grunge-era acts, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Jane's Addiction, or even Foo Fighters, filtered through noughties guitar bands like Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, and Biffy Clyro, dusted off with present day contenders like Lonely The Brave and Nothing But Thieves. We put together a Spotify playlist on our biggest inspirations, called ‘How to Make a Colours Of One’ - you can listen to it still here :

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

An encore! I can’t recall having anything too weird, though we were asked to sign someone’s skin once.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We’re just very grateful to everyone who has ever bought a ticket for a show, listened to and shared our music, paid for merch etc. Although our fan base is quite modest, there is a core of people who have been with us and supported us for a long time. I really hope that we’ve done them justice with the new album and can’t wait to hear what they think.

14. What do you think of our site?

Slick. Thank you for doing what you’re doing, and creating this platform to shine light on new music.

15. Something to add?

Our next single - Bones Of Hope - will be out on 28th January - you can pre-save it on Spotify now (via this link)... and we’re really looking forward to getting our album - Vessels - out there later this year (out 1st April).

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