Mixing psychedelia with ambient indie rock and trip hop bass lines, Watercolours are a three-piece outfit from Cheltenham with a playful genre-crossing sound that continues to delight with every new release. On their latest single, ‘How Do You Feel?’, the listener is enveloped in a world of tropical atmospherics and space age sonics, where clipped beats collide with glistening pin-point guitars designed to prickle the hairs on your neck.
Watercolours may have only been together less than a year, but already their iridescent forward-thinking indie pop has begun to appear on many a radar. With BBC Introducing session invites, praise flurrying across the blogosphere, plus a sit-down songwriting session with the singular Blur/Gorillaz talent Damon Albarn.
Having met at University as friends long before Watercolours was ever conceived as an idea, the group have a natural and solid sense of identity between them. Focused and determined to reach ever new heights with their boundary pushing sounds, the trio have spent the last year rehearsing and writing material, planning their next move. Drawing influence from bands such as Foals, Beach House, Real Estate and Wild Beasts, the group pride themselves in their ability to create a big sound both live and on the record with new single ‘How Do You Feel?’ a testament to just that.
You can catch the band at a series of shows throughout March and April:
2018 UK TOUR DATES
14th April - The Finsbury, London (Headline, single launch)
17th April - Colston Hall, Bristol (Supporting Marillion)