Meet ‘Em – Crooked Colours

From Red Rocks to grey Notts, Australia’s finest Crooked Colours make dancefloor-ready synths and beats. After selling out shows on multiple continents, we welcome the lads to Notts this May. Let’s meet ’em…

Hey guys, we’re really looking forward to having you in Nottingham! How are you feeling ahead of hitting the road?

Thanks for having us! We’ve never been to Nottingham and we’re bloody excited. Each city in the UK is so unique but so close, it’s very foreign to what we have here in Australia.

How did the three of you end up getting into producing this style of alternative dance music?

It’s the music that we were surrounded by in Australia. Van She, Presets, Miami Horror, Cut Copy. We’ve had some insane indie electronic music at our fingertips growing up.

You recently released your third studio album ‘Tomorrows’. How did that next step as a band come about? 

With a lot of difficulty. Through some of the worst times for everyone during Covid and it was a hard time for us as well. We managed to keep writing through it all and so glad to have finally got it out. As the title suggests, we were looking out to the future at that time.

The bulk of the writing was done in lockdown, right?

It was all over the place. Some songs were written prior to the world going to shit, the others were written during the slog of unknown. You want to be able to play your songs live and it was just this battle of waiting and waiting for that opportunity and releasing at the perfect time. We then kept on writing because the goal posts kept on moving further, so unknowingly, we had a lot of time to write, and we were stoked with the extra time.

You’re heading out on a pretty hefty tour, hitting the UK, Ireland and Germany. How would you compare the crowds in Europe compared to Australia?

Europe has some amazing crowds. We haven’t been back in a few years, but I remember them being so appreciative and responsive. Especially midweek! You can’t get anyone to a show midweek in Australia.

Any UK specialties you’re looking forward to sampling later in the year?

HAHA! Food, drink, city or artist? Is Binley Mega Chippy still a thing?

And just before we let you go, what can we expect from a Crooked Colours show this year?

Energy!! We want to get down and sweaty with everyone in a dank, dark club.

Crooked Colours will play The Bodega on 6th May. Tickets are on sale now.

Interview by Fin Heighton-Jupp.





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