Driven by a love for the timeless, Melbourne’s All The Colours return brandishing a new studio record primed and refined for 2020. The album, Vol. 3, is a snapshot of the band at a creative peak. Oscillating between gritty garage/alt-rock inspired sounds and loftier blues-injected moments, the album represents an exciting new chapter for the trio.
Led by new single ‘Waste’, All The Colours re-enter the atmosphere for the New Year showcasing the more evocative and matured facets of their songwriting skill. Playing more with sonic tone and exploring heavier melodies, the song is a love story delivered with bite. “‘Waste’ is a teenage love story. It’s an ode to the melancholic feelings and desires I remember having at that time in my life and the fantasies I concocted. Being in my 30s now, I have a much stronger sense of songwriting and melody, and an ability to capture the essence of those emotions.” Josh Moriarty
Working with longtime collaborator Cian Riordan (Mini Mansions, Beth Ditto) on mixing and Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors) on production, the music came to life across sessions out in Los Angeles. The vibe of the iconic music city filters throughout the music with ease, as All The Colours thread their own story in throughout a tapestry of music that has come from the likes of Death From Above 1979 and Smashing Pumpkins.
A band like All The Colours produces recorded material heavily driven by the type of energy they produce in a live environment. Having developed a strong reputation for themselves in Australia for their dynamic and energetic live shows, All The Colours went just as hard on injecting Vol. 3 with the same levels of vibrancy. “The music was an expression of our love for 90s alt-rock. We dived deep into the riff pool and came up with as many variations as possible, trying to find something fresh.” Josh Moriarty
“Whoa – I did not expect this burly rock band to take a sidestep into all your fave 90s bands – Blue Album Weezer, The Bends era Radiohead. I ain’t mad.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe
“A single-song soundtrack to angst of the highest order.”
“The Melbourne trio’s penchant for injecting moody, rich textures into classic garage alt-rock is as vital
The AU Review
To celebrate the release of Vol. 3, All The Colours will be performing two east coast shows in Melbourne and Sydney this February and March. Not to be missed, the gigs offer fans the opportunity to see the band unleash their new music in some intimate settings and hear just how much the live element has worked its way into the new music.
ALL THE COLOURS TOUR DATES
Saturday, February 29th Bendigo Hotel Melbourne
with The Crookeds, F & The Js, Telenova
Saturday, March 14th Frankie’s Pizza Sydney
with Witching Hour, Foxton Kings
‘Waste’ is released Friday February 14th.
Vol. 3 is released Friday February 21st.