The Colourphonics make it their mission to slice through various musical genres, thrown them into a cliff-bound clown car and greased the steering wheel. Existing to entertain those who like their music live and alive The Colourphonics put album tracks to the past as a predilection for unplanned musical excursions means history will not be repeated here.
Their self-titled debut album was engineered at Hillside Recordings in Adelaide by Matt Hills and mastered by the legendary David Briggs, former guitarist of The Little River Band and producer for many classic Australian bands such as Australian Crawl and No Fixed Address. The exact feel of the album was intended to be that of a live performance so, to that end, the album was entirely tracked live with minimal fix-ups and overdubs. In the case of the Sunset Trilogy, all three tracks were played consecutively.
A new album is on the way this year, one more amenable to those with dancefloor game. It features soaring vocals from Phill Tucker supported by lush harmonies, smart arrangement, thoughtful lyrics (political, oooooh), blisteringly ripping guitar work, mind-bending saxophone and EWI and the blackest percussion played by a white guy you'll ever hear, testified to by the African dude who gave us the funk stinkface at a gig once. The music is kept rolling by the most utterly unstoppable, rock-solid rhythm section you could possibly imagine.
Download the latest singles here;
Would They Be Proud
Keep an eye out for the new single 'Look Around'!
Heads inextricably tilted towards the future, you just never know what genre ties these musical maniacs will sever and knot together next. In the words of the spiritual leader of the band, Frank Zappa, “You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.”