Interviews: ColourMind

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Pop Punk/Metal band, ColourMind from Australia. 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? 

So a long time ago, I (Jonny) was in a bit of a state, you could say? And while I was chilling back I was going through the notions and I kinda started thinking “What if there are more colors out there that we can’t actually see?” I put the words, Colour, and Mind together and yeah it stuck with me. I knew I wanted to make a band using that name. To be honest I tried making a band later in life using the name ColourMind… We had one rehearsal hahaha.

2. Why did you want to play this genre? 

We always loved Sum 41, and how they blend punk with thrash. After a few jams together we pretty much knew we wanted to play pop punk, but throw in some breakdowns and screams. The fun stuff.

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

Matt and I (Jonny) had already gelled together quite well from previous band rehearsals for other projects. A lot of Green Day and Blink-182 covers. I knew already Matt would be able to play any riff I throw at him. Tristan came about after I had met him at our friend Taviris's place for a jam. Jimmy joined us I think it was 3 days before we recorded our very first single – Sweet Surrender, which I had written prior.

4. Each band member's favorite band? 

Jimmy – Architects

Tristan - Sum 41

Matt – Green Day, Blink 182

Jonny – Metallica, Rise Against.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Whenever Jimmy or myself (Jonny) come up with a riff, we both send it back n forth to each other and build on it. Then once we have a foundation for the song, we kinda just vibe with it and see what it makes us feel. It could be anger, pain, happiness, or whatever. Then if there’s something pretty significant going on during either one's life, we try and incorporate that as well. Like in our first 2 singles, Sweet Surrender and Too Young To Live.

6. Where was your last gig? 

It was a banger, Perth Rocks Festival 2023, at Port Beach Brewery in Fremantle. 28 bands, and 2 stages. It was a lot of fun. We got to play with some of our good mate's bands, like Nylon Stroke and Amberdown. Jacob Kenny from Legacy Alive and Ashes Of Autumn did an extremely great job setting the whole thing up.

7. Where would you like to act?

We’re keen to play in America and Europe. We’d love to jump on a lineup and play to a big crowd of fans in a completely different country… But we love our fans in Australia too!

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

One day, we really wanna play with Sum 41, Millencolin, A Day To Remember, and Rise Against.

9. Whom not? 

Island Boys. (yuck)

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that? 

I wouldn’t really call it stage fright… We all get nervous before a show. Especially at a venue we’ve never played at before. Jonny has started his own YouTube channel, dedicated to new aspiring musicians, hoping to play on stage one day. It’s called ‘The Rhythmic Road’. Jonny's advice – Do not over-caffeinate, or get too drunk before a gig. Always practice your homework songs well in advance, and try chomping on an apple if you start getting extremely nervous. Keep your mind occupied! Just remember to have fun and rock the f#ck out!! 

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Man its funny, here in Perth there are so many amazingly talented bands! The local music scene here is incredible. As we were starting out, we kept seeing bands like Ashes Of Autumn and Amberdown slaying the scene. Now, we’re playing alongside them. It’s a great feeling… But yeah Patient Sixty-Seven has done extremely well, we don’t know them personally, but we feel like we could sit down with them and open up about our biggest problems. That’s the sort of band we want to be. Approachable, no matter how big or small we are. So yeah we have a lot of respect for those guys.

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

Free entry to a $5 gig, and then a discount on a shirt. No comment.

13. What do you think of your fans? 

Our die-hard fans know who they are. They’re the ones who helped us when we were starting out. The ones who cheer for us as if it's our last show. The ones who heart emojis on every single social media post. They – are ColourMind. We, are ColourMind, we’re a big family. If you come to our show, we owe you our time, and we appreciate you.

14. What do you think of our site?

Incredible! There’s a lot of awesome info on here!

15. Something to add?

We would like to give a special thank you to everyone who has stuck by us, we love you all. A massive thank you to our partners, family, friends, and mates bands, Amberdown, Ashes Of Autumn, Ojay, Belgravia, Who Cares, Nylon Stroke, Violet End, everyone at The Hen House Rehearsal Studio, Jay Huxtable at Oracle Sound, Sasquatch Entertainment, our music video director – Peter Renzullo, Jacob Kenny, Stefan Helbo and our booking manager Matt Grigg.

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