Q&A Scene: King Colour

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
This reflection is a humorous personal confession from Ellis Wigmore, chillax and enjoy the view from this sonic window into his minds eye.

And we’re willing to back that up with a run of dope shows in October/November. Throwing a rad single launch at Brighton Up Bar in Sydney on the 13th of November with Doctor Goddard and Shady Nasty too.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Sweet, smoothly dripping honey

Which song resonates most strongly and why?
[pullquote] Throwing a rad single launch at Brighton Up Bar in Sydney on the 13th of November with Doctor Goddard and Shady Nasty too. [/pullquote]You Just Don’t Know It Yet of course. It is a great representation of our attitude to life and music.

Any on the road anecdotes?
50% success rate throwing CDs between cars on the highway between Sydney and Brisbane. Sorry Haim.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
We like listening to a lot of old school and current artists like Funkadelic, A Tribe Called Quest, Beach Boys, Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Tame Impala. The amount of times we’ve spent chilling and listening to this stuff has definitely inspired our music.

What’s next for you?
Finishing up a debut EP and a few gigs coming up too. Plenty around sydney for all the homies to catch. Looking forward to summer as well of course.

What’s your scene?
Newtown and Oxford St are our go-to places for hang outs.

About King Colour

‘Sydney psych-groovers King Colour drop their stanky new track ‘You Just Don’t Know It Yet.’ It’s funky like some old-cheese.

The new single, engineered by The Preatures’ Jack Moffit and mixed/produced by King Colour, explores the twisted persona of a modern romantic, backed with a psychedelic r’n’b flavour and an explosive classic rock chorus, “I think you’re one of my kind”.

“This reflection is a humorous, personal confession from Ellis Wigmore… Chillax and enjoy the view from this sonic window into his minds eye” (Ellis, vocalist)

Their last single ‘Blue Horizon’ was a steaming, swirling psychedelic track, receiving some Triple J love, peaking at #6 on the AMRAP Metro charts and remaining on High Rotation on Triple J unearthed for around 5 months. Tone Deaf also recently dubbed them as one of the most promising new acts on Triple J Unearthed in April.

King Colour have established themselves as a serious live act up and down the East Coast over the past couple of years, supporting acts such as Harts,Gang of Youths, Magic Bones and Bad Valley. Along the way they’ve also curated their own multi-media event Yeah Nah Yeah in Sydney which combines a variety of visual and sonic art, and of course live music.

The band are playing a bunch of shows across the East Coast in October/November surrounding the release, including a single launch at Brighton Up Bar in Sydney on the 13th of November with support from Doctor Goddard and Shady Nasty.

‘You Just Don’t Know It Yet’ is the bands 4th single, and is the first offering from their upcoming debut EP, expected for release early 2016.

“A very special thanks to Matt O’Connor for his advice and direction during the making of this single.” (King Colour)

For Fans Of: Tame Impala, Pond, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Outkast

“You Just Don’t Know It Yet” by KING COLOUR will be released 2nd of October 2015

Upcoming Shows

16th September – Beams Festival 2015, Chippendale, Sydney

25th September – The Bar That Jack Built Festival
(Jack Daniel’s Australia), Parramatta Park, Sydney

15th October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
(w/ Ocean Alley, The Ruminaters)

23rd October – Oxford Art Gallery Bar, Sydney

5th November – Rad Bar, Wollongong
(w/ Twin Haus, Kaleidoscope)

13th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
(w/ Doctor Goddard, Shady Nasty)

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