When I got my hands on this anthology, I was expecting it to be something from the now defunct The Colour, out of Southern California. I couldn’t have been more wrong, and the results couldn’t have been more pleasing. Colour is/was a four-piece math pop band from Kingston, United Kingdom. Delivering a sound filled with detail, harmonies, time signatures and tempo changes, Colour unwittingly found themselves driving a new wave of math pop from the low-key Surrey town. The 13 track Anthology spans the bands recordings from the past couple of years, including two brand new songs recorded just after their split in June. Oddly enough, it’s their first (and last) full-length release.
The band had been at the forefront of the recent burgeoning math/indie/rock scene – a scene that now boasts bands like Tubelord, This Town Needs Guns and the more hardcore Blakfish. After Colour’s split they released this album that brings together all but two of their previously released tracks and throws another three more in for good measure. The album does lack the cohesive production aesthetic that you would usually get from a studio album but unfortunately this is merely an anthology and, when treated as such, is a quality collection of songs from a quality band who will be sadly missed – richieahb’s music emporium