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While bursting onto the Philadelphia music scene as the city’s response to the deconstructed blues-rock pioneered by Jack White and The Black Keys, Modern Colour expanded their sound by experimenting with different genres and working with artists representative of each. Though the band is still a straightforward and in-your-face rock n’ roll group, a closer listen reveals layers of hip-hop, neo-soul, R&B, Americana, and funk influences hidden beneath the blues bars and driving drums.
In the spring of 2013, Modern Colour began working on their next project. It had been six months since they released their debut EP ‘Rally at the Summit’— recorded at Sigma Sound Studios with producer Dave Clauss (Shakira, Wyclef Jean). After months of planning, the band launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign and exceeded their goal in raising over $10,000. With this money, Modern Colour was determined to prove they could make a DIY rock record without the aid of a label. The summer was spent writing and rehearsing new material, and the band ultimately decided to work at Forge Recording in Philadelphia, Pa. with Ron DiSilvestro, the studio’s lead engineer.
During the writing, rehearsing, touring and recording of their soon-to-be sophomore release and eponymous album, Modern Colour opened for acts like Tom Keifer (Cinderella) and guitar great Davy Knowles. The band also found themselves receiving local radio play when featured on Clear Channel’s Radio 104.5, and was also one of the house bands at famous Philadelphia venue, The Legendary Dobbs, hosting its weekly jam sessions. Modern Colour played regularly up down the east coast, most notably in Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. The band’s commitment to their music and to each other has proved to outsiders that this is a hard working band and a band that is here to stay and deliver.