On 16th July, Films of Colour release double A side Running//Creature of Habit marking their first time collaboration with producer YILA. Both tracks were recorded at London’s The Fish Factory studios and saw the band creating an even more direct and spacious sound. The release follows previous singles Actions and Capital/Persinette that both achieved significant radio and media support from 6 Music, XFM and Los Angeles station KCSN’s new music show Passport Approved. Their more recent cover of David Bowie’s Slow Burn picked up extensive national airplay and won huge critical acclaim internationally (including an endorsement from Bowie himself!) landing them at the top of many tip lists for 2012.
Running and Creature of Habit reveal a more brooding sound for Films of Colour, themed around the paranoid side of relationships. It’s an emotion that hits everyone at some stage and lead singer Andy’s introspective plea in the chorus ‘You can stop my heart or keep it running’ is met with an anthemic chant from the rest of the band. ‘Running’ swells from it’s subtle start to it’s big finish and shows an accomplished diversity to the bands songwriting.
Currently in the studio tracking new songs for their debut album due later this year, Films of Colour kickstarted the summer season with 4 sell out shows at SXSW and a capacity crowd at The Great Escape, with more Festivals to be announced over the coming months.
03rd June: Meadowlands Festival, Lowes
15th June: Beach Break Live, South Wales
14th July: Summer Breeze Festival, Swindon
10th August: Jacks Festival, Benenden
The official video was shot in New York City where the band performed before heading down to SXSW.
Media support has come from Steve Lamacq who made them his Favourite New Band, The Guardian (New Band of the Day), NME, Q Magazine, Artrocker, Evening Standard, The Sun and The Independent’s Barometer of Cool along with continued national radio support from 6Music, Radio 2, XFM, Absolute Radio and Amazing Radio where they reached No 1 in the listener’s Chart.
Films of Colour are: Andy Clutterbuck (vocals), James Hatcher (guitar), Jack Allinson (bass/synths) and James Rees-Flynn (drums)
All tracks and live dates can be found on www.filmsofcolour.com