It is the question that swirls throughout the new single from Melbourne’s All The Colours. Returning off the back of the release of the ballsy ‘Tear It Down’ single earlier this year, the trio have dialled things up another notch in bringing thundering rhythms together with heavy, rich guitars and vocals. A wake up call and a refreshing hit of rock, All The Colours are back and ready to take on the last months of 2019.
Like ‘Tear It Down’, All The Colours recorded their latest out in LA, posting up at Vox Studios in Hollywood and working with noted engineers Cian Riordan (Mini Mansions, The Wombats) and Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, The Killers) on mixing and mastering. The sound of the single itself has that classic Weezer-esque sound, mixed in with the swag of Queens of the Stone Age and flair of The Killers.
Vocals weave in and out hypnotically over the top of almost four minutes of precisely arranged rock music, percussion crashing on over great riffs and bass. “‘Why So Sorry?’ is a song to turn to when things become too much, when anxiety manages to bash you down or love just hurts too much. It’s a cry that we hear everyday, it’s not a genuine question, it’s more a threat. The question is powerful, yet is usually used with mock concern. Most of the time, people could deal if they felt it was ok to be miserable. Maybe we all need a little forgiveness. This song is a reminder, the question, why so sorry? Sometimes won’t have an answer, and that’s okay too.” ALL THE COLOURS
PRAISE FOR ALL THE COLOURS
“Your voice is positively dripping in salty sludge, especially in the verses.” Triple J Unearthed, Tommy Faith
“Punchy guitars and furious drum sections come together perfectly. Hearing some of the fury and fire of Royal Blood bleeding through.” Triple J, Declan Byrne
“Echoing the classic 90’s loud-soft-loud structure made famous by Nirvana (who borrowed it from The Pixies), the group sway between melancholic verses and headbanging choruses with ease.” Life Without Andy
“The Melbourne trio’s penchant for injecting moody, rich textures into classic garage alt-rock is as vital as ever…” The AU Review
Hitting the road with ‘Why So Sorry’ this October and November, All The Colours are rolling out another trio of hectic live dates in both Melbourne and Sydney. Primed for a huge 2020, these last few months of 2019 are going to be bright for the rockers as ‘Why So Sorry’ finally sees the light.