With their ready-made, smooth brand of melodic indie pop, Off Colour are a Milton Keynes pair with all the tools to go a long way in 2015. Comprising two excellent male vocals, slick songwriting and clean, layered pop production, James and Antonio have worked hard over five years to build a following. Their brand new release continues their development with an epic, arena-ready sound, to be followed by a six track EP ‘Touchdown’ towards the later end of the year.
Often compared to the likes of Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Bastille and One Republic, their songs sway between quiet moments and epic builds, all combined with a thoughtful, autobiographical lyrical approach. It’s little surprise that they already have support within the industry, with Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran and more heaping praise on them.
And with support slots with Bombay Bicycle Club and Rocky Nti already to their name, and a nomination for the newly formed UK Entertainment Awards in 2014, this is a band who are ready and bursting to break through.
Listen to ‘Touch Down’ here:
A culmination of a whirlwind few years which has seen Off Colour gain their excellent reputation through gigs at some of the UK’s most prestigious independent venues. Highlights include performing at the Roundhouse, supporting a Bombay Bicycle Club DJ set at the Amersham Arms, and playing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – all to great acclaim.
Their underground appreciation is growing exponentially, with Tinie Tempah blogging about them and features already on tastemaker sites such as SBTV, Pardon My Blog, Reload Sessions, Dropout UK and more.
Arguably, their continued rise is thanks to their melodic tones, superb production and excellent chemistry. Even though they came into music from different routes, the pair work together seamlessly. Antonio grew up around music with a father who worked as a DJ for over 30 years, including a stint with the BBC. James picked up his grandfather’s guitar at the age of seven, and began to learn the basics of classical guitar, but eventually stopped playing. However, after a promising career in football was cut short due to a heart condition, he picked the guitar up again and has since continued to master his craft, taking inspiration from an eclectic and diverse set of musical influences, including Bread, Fleetwood Mac, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer and City & Colour.
Two different roads travelled, but both with the same destination – Off Colour are ready to unleash their new single ‘Touch Down’ on August 24th.
July 9th – The Workshop, London
31st July – Lift 574, Dalston