On this somewhat overcast Easter weekend, what better way to celebrate than with a slice of groove orientated stoner rock, compliments of Brighton-based quintet, InTechnicolour.
Comprised of members from the likes of Delta Sleep, LUO and The Physics House Band, here are a fully formed band of technically gifted musicians cutting loose and playing music that’s about as far removed from their day jobs as it’s possible to get, and doing it better than a good portion of their contemporaries.
New single Doomer features an explosive riff which evolves into a dark, hard rock rhythm reminiscent of Era Vulgaris Queens of the Stone Age, with it's complex song structures and melodic vocal delivery.
You can listen to the track below.
You can listen to the track below.
The band have previously been quoted as saying that they "literally have nothing to say about themselves", but they were kind enough to answer the now infamous introducing questionnaire.
They explain the beginnings of their journey into the world of music, the influences on them and their sound and recall an incident concerning a sought after album in a record shop in Lisbon.
You can read it in full below, enjoy. Oh and pick up their new single, yeah? It's out now.
1. What is your favourite album and why?
Dave: I'm really enjoying King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the moment, I stumbled across their album 'I'm in your mind Fuzz' on holiday in Lisbon. I walked into a really nice record shop (can't remember the name) and I asked the gentleman behind the counter what was playing on the turntable, he explained it was 'King Gizzard' and I asked if I could buy it. He then proceeded to tell me it was the only copy in the shop and he hadn't heard it all the way through yet... so I asked if I could buy it immediately and then left. I think he was a little annoyed...
Tobie: Mine has to be White Pony by Deftones. I grew up with that album consistently bouncing back into my mini disc player (yes I was THAT cool). Its got all the aspects of what I love about music rolled into one album. It's angry as fuck in places, in others is haunting and beautiful... it's just an awesome album from start to finish!
2. What is your least favourite album and why?
Tobie: I don't really have a 'least favourite' album. Lots of albums let me down and aren't as good as I was expecting them to be, but I cant say i've got a special reserved place in my head for the worst album of all time. Even St Anger had some redeeming features... only 1 or 2 though.
3. If you had to describe your music in three words, what would they be?
Dave: Fun.to play.
Tobie: Loud as Fuck!
4. What made you start making music?
Dave: I grew up in a little village in the North East of England where, after the age of 12, there was literally nothing to do. But my path into music was definitely influenced by my father, he used to play guitar every night in the kitchen when I was trying to get to sleep.
At around 11 or 12 I went round my cousin's house and he had loads of Iron Maiden posters across his wall. A couple of weeks later he gave me all his Maiden, Megadeth and White Zombie CDs and I was hooked. From then on I started playing bass every night after school for about 5 hours, and now I'm trying to learn guitar properly...
Tobie: I won a singing scholarship when I was 10 to a private all boys choir school, which I promptly turned down as I was starting to discover my dads Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe CD's. When I ditched the scholarship, I was pushed into being classically trained, 2 hour lessons twice a week with an ex army major turned singing teacher!
When I was stood learning how to control my diaphragm in a dated living room in Yorkshire, that's when I decided that instead of learning other peoples vocal lines it would be way more fun to start to make up some of my own. That's how it all started for me.
5. Favourite swear word?
6. If you could create a band from musicians (excluding yourselves) living or dead, who would you choose?
Tobie: For me, it would have to be Jon Bonham on drums, Bootsy on Bass and Stephen Carpenter of Deftones fame on guitar. Not sure how that little lot would work together but that's their problem to sort out.
Dave: Nick Oliveri (Bass), Stewart Copeland (Drums), Tom Waits (vocals) & All three guitarists from Cult of Luna
7. Obvious musical skills aside, do any of you have any secret talents?
Dave: It's the sort of thing you learn in the school playground when you're bored of playing cops n robbers, but I can burp the alphabet.
8. What is your favourite childhood TV show?
Dave: The Simpsons, it's a boring answer but its the best show out there.
9. If you weren't making music, what profession would you like to attempt and why?
Tobie: I would still be writing if I wasn't doing musical things. It just wouldn't be in stanza's and rhyme. Probably in thicker paragraphs with a little more obvious meaning to it. I couldn't do a career if it didn't involve me creating something.
Dave: I'd quite like to be a carpenter.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Tobie: 'Eyy Up!' ... I'd love it if God was a Yorkshire man.
Dave: Do you fancy having a couple of beers and listening to some Chicane?
07/05 - Darwen, Sunbird Records
08/05 - Glasgow, The Hug and Pint
09/05 - Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club
10/05 - Bristol, The Fleece
11/05 - Brighton, The Haunt
12/05 - London, Kamio