Big Colours are playing a free show for Jealous Lovers at Gwdihw on June 1st, this is what they have to say ahead of their show.
Hi, who are Big Colours, how long have you been together and what’s everyone’s role within the band?
Big Colours are 3 guys situated in Cardiff and Bristol (originally from Carmarthen). We’ve all grown up together, we’ve been in bands together before, but Big Colours has been around for about two years. Karl plays guitar and sings, Chris plays bass and Rhodri plays the drums.
How would you describe Big Colours sound?
We take influence from a lot of different places, we grew up listening to a lot of punk bands like The Clash and Dead Kennedy’s, so that has a subliminal influence on our sound. These days we all have varied tastes to bring into the mix. Our set is a mixed bag of styles with infectious drum beats and catchy guitar riffs and bass lines…..Bugsy Malone is another influence, catchy songs in that film.
Is there a statement you want to give and portray as a band?
Just to be genuine, you can tell a mile off when someone is being false, it’s very transparent.
Do you have any plans to record and put out any EP’s?
We’re going into the studio at the beginning of June and hope to get our EP out in the summer. We have around 9 songs written, we just need to narrow them down to around 5. The EP is going to be called ‘Farewell to Forever’, we’re really excited to get it out there.
What do you make of Cardiff’s current music scene are they any bands you would recommendcoming out of the welsh capital?
The Cardiff music scene is good at the moment, there are a few bands that have impressed us lately. We recently played with Palamino Party and HOWL, both bands really stood out to us. We’d like to check out We’re No Heroes live as well, we hear good things. Also our good friends NEON are preparing their return soon so look out for them.
If you could have anyone listen to your music who would it be?
James Murphy, former LCD Soundsystem head man. Gwylim Gold from Golden Silvers, we like everything he’s released. John Peel and Joe Strummer if we’re counting anyone.
What do you do when you’re not making music?
We’re all quite busy people, one of us is involved in a Vintage Clothes Shop. Graphic design work, filming, kung fu and there’s always room for 5-a-side football on a Tuesday night down in Gol.
Any plans for the rest of 2012?
Our immediate plan is to get in the studio and record our EP. Then keep playing gigs and get our name out there. We’ve played a lot around Cardiff since the start of 2012 and we want to continue to do so, we’re also looking to play more gigs in Bristol this year, we’ve had fun whenever we’ve played there.
And finally do you have a message for the Beat Review readers?
Our debut EP ‘Farewell to Forever’ will be out this summer. Until then come and see us play when you can, we’re nice people, we may even buy you a drink……maybe.