Crooked Colours ‘Step’
Perth boys CROOKED COLOURS have been making themselves known to the ears of both indie lovers and those who’s ears live in the darker electronica realms. The trio have released the track ‘Step’ to take on the road with San Cisco before they head over to the US of A for there first foray overseas later in October.
Crooked Colours haven’t had a new release in quite a while, so for fans of the musical magic created by Phil Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merret-Park, ‘Step’ will showcase exactly what depths these three can go to. It’s got an eerie, darker tone to most of their previous tracks.
The beginning of ‘Step’ sounds kind of distorted, it also has a bit of a spacey feel to it. The track promptly drops into a totally different sound; it’s heavier and shows their dance side over their indie side.
Phillip Slabber’s brooding vocals, as always drive the story. The swelling synths and beats often jar against them, creating a tale of lust at its most confusing, and yet it’s most tempting.
The Crooked Colours plate is very full for the coming months. They will return from American in time for two Halloween shows in Sydney in Perth. Following that there will be an album release through Sweat It Out. Guess the silence from them has been worth it.
You can garb more info about their shows here.
‘Step’ is currently available for streaming on SoundCloud, you can grab it on iTunes from October 9.
Words by Madeline Kilby