The Gorgeous Colours
 
 
Preview Songs From the Soon To Be Released Self-Titled Debut Album
“Holey Moley”

“Hunting Something” Commercial Release Date July 27, 2007

 
 
 

The Gorgeous Colours
Preview Songs From the Soon To Be Released
Self-Titled Debut Album

::: LIVE ::::
www.myspace.com/thegorgeouscolours

Venue: Crawdaddy
Thurs 10th July
Price: 10 EURO
Doors 8pm
Support: The Candidates

>>> For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Berube Communications -
info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695 <<<


"Thank f*** for The Gorgeous Colours. If you're starting to find it hard to move in Ireland for all the rock rip-off clones clogging up the stages, then salvation surely lies with these four idea-laden people. Thumping rhythms and exotic guitars meet in the Mexican badlands on the single 'Hunting Something'. Irish radio and its listeners were powerless, as were we. Track of the year? Just maybe, but it was no fluke, as anyone who's been at one of their arse-shifting live shows will understand."
– from Connected magazine's "Top 50 Irish bands" feature, January 2008.

"The Gorgeous Colours' album sampler is just over twenty minutes long and bestows five songs from their soon to be released debut album. The up tempo number 'Means' start us off on the right foot and the energy is maintained throughout the five songs. It's hard to describe The Gorgeous Colour's style, especially when you listen to songs like the new download-only single 'Holy Moley'. Throwing monk-like chanting, cowbells, delicate melodies and ska stop/start rhythms to the mix, the Colours combine these elements to create something very special. These five songs tease us and leave us gagging for the album…" - State Magazine review of album sampler, June 08

The Gorgeous Colours have been musically active since 2006, during which time they have had many adventures, played many a show, and even released some music. So far, their favourite moments have been:

- Having their debut single "Burning" described by Hot Press as "genius summed up in four and a half minutes".
-Seeing the follow-up "Hunting Something" reach number one in Phantom FM's chart last summer.
-Touring Ireland with The Immediate in April 07.

On the evening of July 1st, they'll be celebrating the launch of their new free myspace download "Means To An End", from their self-titled debut album, due in September.

"As beautiful and bright as their name implies, this Dublin fourpiece are creating infectious, studied and beautifully crafted indie rock. Tracks like the urgent, guitar-driven Hunting Something, the melancholy I Miss You and the simply brilliant Burning, coupled with their energetic live performances, mark them out as definitely being on the road to greater things." - In Dublin Magazine

"The sheer pleasure the band take in playing, combined with the energy and jubilant nature of the music, translates into one of the most enjoyable live bands in the country at the moment." - UCD College Tribune (Artist of the Fortnight)

"The marvellous thing with The Gorgeous Colours is that you never really know where their intoxicating music is going to take you next, yet you instinctively feel you can trust them to guide you. It's clearly going to be a fascinating journey, but for now 'Holy Moley' is the sound of the plot thickening very nicely indeed." - Whisperinandhollerin.com

www.myspace.com/thegorgeouscolours

With support from The Candidates:
Taking their lead from the great funk and soul sounds of the 60's and 70's; The Candidates are a live band to be reckoned with. Hailing from 9 corners of Dublin, the band consists of guitar, bass, keys, drums, and percussion. Completed by the four piece 'Raging' horn section, and finished off with smooth vocal lines and infectious chants. You will be forced to put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip, because the candidates just won't let that rhythm quit.

www.myspace.com/funkthecandidates

 
 
 
 
THE GORGEOUS COLOURS

“Holey Moley”

The follow-up to Chart successes "Burning" and "Hunting Something"

::: www.myspace.com/thegorgeouscolours :::

For promotional copies (Ireland) contact Stevo Berube info@berubecommunications.com or 0872442695

Upcoming Shows ....

October 10 - Radio City (Beta Bar Student Club Night) - Dublin

October 27 - Whelans - Dublin

Maybe there's something crazy in the air...maybe we've lost our heads...maybe it's down to the high cost of producing and distributing cds...or maybe it's just cause we love you so damn much.

Anyway, whatever the reason, we're making our new single, "Holy Moley", available as a FREE download. (Yes, it's spelled "Moley" apparently - look, the internet says so). Just go our myspace page and hit the download button underneath the first tune. New TGC music straight into your ears, just like that! Put it on your mp3 player, put it on the office computer, put it anywhere you can, and tell your friends to do the same.

Spread the word

Here are some nice things that people have said about the band:

"The Gorgeous Colours blend the best bits of Neil Young, Spinto Band and The Violent Femmes into a thoroughly adorable whole that's still recognisably their own, nowhere more so than on the genre-defying "Hunting Something"...Expect to hear a lot more." - Hot Press, list of Irish Acts to watch in 2007

"As beautiful and bright as their name implies, this Dublin fourpiece are creating infectious, studied and beautifully crafted indie rock. Tracks like the urgent, guitar-driven Hunting Something, the melancholy I Miss You and the simply brilliant Burning, coupled with their energetic live performances, mark them out as definitely being on the road to greater things." - In Dublin Magazine

"The sheer pleasure the band take in playing, combined with the energy and jubilant nature of the music translates into one of the most enjoyable live bands in the country at the moment." – UCD College Tribune (Artist of the Fortnight)

“After the right amount of time perfecting their craft, The Gorgeous Colours release their debut single proper, in the form of live favourite ‘Burning’. Coming off like a version of Neil Young that modern day lo-fi lovers will adore, it’s full of textures, memorable to say the least and if we’re blunt, genius summed up in four and a half minutes. Two thumbs up and a big grin on top.” – Shilpa Ganatra, Hot Press review of “Burning”

"Explain to me again why The Gorgeous Colours haven't yet been picked up by anyone in the usually-excitable A&R community? 'Hunting Something' displays the band at their most inspired, dragging the genre of Americana by its straggly hair right up to the present day. There's trumpets ferchrissake!" – Review of “Hunting Something”, Shilpa Ganatra, Hot Press

The Gorgeous Colours debut single, “Burning”, was released last November and managed to chart upon its release, despite being released independently (it reached number 41, beating Christina Aguilera and James Morrison into submission on its relentless ascent to glory).


It was voted Single of the Week by the Cross The Pond website, and described by Hot Press as "genius summed up in four and a half minutes".

Since then, they have headlined several shows in venues such as Whelans and Crawdaddy in Dublin, and supported acts such as Pop Levi, My Luminaries and Switches. They played some well-received dates in London in January 07, were selected to play on the IMRO showcase tour of new Irish acts in March, and toured Ireland with The Immediate in April. Hot Press also included The Gorgeous Colours in their list of Irish bands to look out for in 2007.

With the launch of their second single, “Hunting Something”, The Gorgeous Colours continue to build on their success thus far. The song was their second to enter the Irish singles chart, as well as reaching number one in Phantom Fm’s chart. Recent gigs have included a single launch at the Village, a second appearance at the Castlepalooza festival, and an appearance on Spin FMs breakfast show.

 
 
 
 
THE GORGEOUS COLOURS

“Hunting Something”

Commercial Release Date July 27, 2007

With the launch of their second single, “Hunting Something”, The Gorgeous Colours aim to build on the notable success they have achieved so far.

Their debut single, “Burning” was released last November and managed to chart upon its release, despite being released independently (it reached number 41, beating Christina Aguilera and James Morrison into submission on its relentless ascent to glory). It was voted Single of the Week by the Cross The Pond website, and described by Hot Press as "genius summed up in four and a half minutes".

Since then, they have headlined several shows in venues such as The Village, Whelans and Crawdaddy in Dublin, and supported acts such as Pop Levi, My Luminaries and Switches.

They played some well-received dates in London in January 07, were selected to play on the IMRO showcase tour of new Irish acts in March, and toured Ireland with The Immediate in April.

Hot Press also included The Gorgeous Colours in their list of Irish bands to look out for in 2007.

Here are some nice things that people have said about the band:

"The Gorgeous Colours blend the best bits of Neil Young, Spinto Band and The Violent Femmes into a thoroughly adorable whole that's still recognisably their own, nowhere more so than on the genre-defying "Hunting Something"...Expect to hear a lot more." - Hot Press, list of Irish Acts to watch in 2007

"As beautiful and bright as their name implies, this Dublin fourpiece are creating infectious, studied and beautifully crafted indie rock. Tracks like the urgent, guitar-driven Hunting Something, the melancholy I Miss You and the simply brilliant Burning, coupled with their energetic live performances, mark them out as definitely being on the road to greater things." - In Dublin Magazine

"The sheer pleasure the band take in playing, combined with the energy and jubilant nature of the music translates into one of the most enjoyable live bands in the country at the moment." – UCD College Tribune (Artist of the Fortnight)

“After the right amount of time perfecting their craft, The Gorgeous Colours release their debut single proper, in the form of live favourite ‘Burning’. Coming off like a version of Neil Young that modern day lo-fi lovers will adore, it’s full of textures, memorable to say the least and if we’re blunt, genius summed up in four and a half minutes. Two thumbs up and a big grin on top.” – Shilpa Ganatra, Hot Press review of “Burning”

The Gorgeous Colours were formed towards the end of 2005, when the trio of Geoffrey McArdle (vocals), Neil Smyth (guitar) and Tim Groenland (bass) were joined by Parisian drummer Glenn L’Heveder.

The four men realised immediately that their brains and hearts were in tune, and they shared a desire to cook up something fresh together. With this in mind, they spent the first half of 2006 developing their sound, honing their skills, and practicing their special moves.

They began to gig regularly and early shows, along with their “Burning/Hunting Something” demo, created a word-of-mouth buzz which culminated in the band being offered a slot at the Castlepalooza festival in August 2006. Their energetic live performances have since led to the band headlining several shows in venues such as the Village, Whelans, Crawdaddy and The Hub, as well as playing at college balls for Dun Laoghaire DIT and NCAD.

The quartet have featured in the Hot Press and Connected magazines, and appeared on several radio shows including Dublin’s FM104, Phantom 105.2, and Anna Livia FM. They have shared a bill with bands such as The Immediate, The Blizzards, Delorentos and Republic of Loose.

 
 
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