Films of Colour celebrate new single 'Running' at SXSW 2012
On 16th April, Films of Colour release their next single, Running//Creature of Habit, marking their first time collaboration with producer YILA. Both tracks were recorded at London’s The Fish Factory studios and saw the band creating an even more spacious sound. The song follows previous releases Actions and Capital/Persinette that both achieved significant radio and media support from 6 Music, XFM and Los Angeles station KCSN’s new music show Passport Approved. Their more recent cover of David Bowie’s Slow Burn picked up extensive national airplay and won huge critical acclaim internationally (including an endorsement from Bowie himself!) landing them at the top of many tip lists for 2012.
This is a more brooding sound for Films of Colour, themed around the paranoid side of relationships. It’s an emotion that hits everyone at some stage. Lead singer Andy’s introspective plea in the chorus ‘You can stop my heart or keep it running’ is met with an anthemic chant from the rest of the band. 'Running' swells from it's subtle start to it's big finish.
Currently in the studio tracking new songs for their debut album due later this year, Films of Colour can be seen at the following dates on their return from SXSW with more Festivals to be announced over the coming months.
10th March Tea Lounge, New York NY
11th March Kenny’s Castaways, New York, NY
12th March Pianos, New York NY
14th March: Second Play Stage @ Omni Hotel (Downtown), Austin Texas
15th March: Easy Tiger (BMI Showcase), Austin Texas
16th March: Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin Texas
17th March: Waterloo Icehouse, Austin Texas
24th March: Surya, London
11th May: The Great Escape, Brighton
18th May: Muzo Vault Launch Event @ O2 Islington Academy, London
03rd June: Meadowlands Festival, Lowes
14th July: Summer Breeze Festival, Swindon
Media support has come from Steve Lamacq who made them his Favourite New Band, The Guardian (New Band of the Day), NME, Q Magazine, Artrocker, Evening Standard, The Sun and The Independent’s Barometer of Cool along with continued national radio support from 6Music, Radio 2, XFM, Absolute Radio and Amazing Radio where they reached No 1 in the listener’s Chart.
Films of Colour are: Andy Clutterbuck (vocals), James Hatcher (guitar), Jack Allinson (bass/synths) and James Rees-Flynn (drums)
All tracks and live dates can be found on www.filmsofcolour.com