Premiere: Color//Sound – ‘The Wolves’ (video)
Color//Sound are four Dublin boys who formed their band at BIMM College of Music, Dublin in 2012. I first witnessed them supporting the now defunct Croupier at Whelan’s sometime last year. Their jingle jangle, daydreaming, folky charm was obvious even then. Their latest offering, ‘The Wolves’, marks new direction for them, a slight side step towards an edgier version of their quirky folky style. ‘The Wolves’ is five minutes and thirty two seconds of feisty, indie, folk fuelled purity. Flawless harmonies, gleaming chord sequences and clever repetition deliver this sonic supernova. Guitars that just won’t give up take this tune from a folky opening to an alt rock finish seamlessly. Vocal echoes of Declan O’Rourke on Since Kyabram twitch in my brain whilst contemplating riff similarities with The Stereophonics somewhere else in my wine soaked cerebellum.
The video portrays the urban tale of running from ‘The Wolves’ as they pursue the hunted through the dark tunnels and bleak landscapes of Dublin. Masked men chase their victims, taking the story of the song from what may be a story of unwanted love to a darker level. The black and white undertones reinforcing shadows of isolation, the resignation of the ending.
These charming young men show me hints of The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe, ELO, Monsters and Men, Jeff Buckley and lots of other loveliness. They’ve been sharing stages with indie icons like Cathy Davey, Little Matador, Villagers and The Divine Comedy.
‘The Wolves’ drops April 6th. Buy the new single at colorsoundmusic.bandcamp.com.