As far as American buzz bands go these days, it’s hard to find a band with much more than the Orange County-based indie pop act The Colourist. After scoring a major placement with AT&T / Nokia with their irresistibly catchy single “Little Games”, the band is gearing up for their debut full-length album release next Tuesday. While a whole host of bands jockey for position in the indie/electronic pop world, The Colourist seems poised to break away from the pack with their more straightforward (see: less tracks, more instrumentation), no-gimmicks approach and their instantly danceable songs.
Ahead of their album release, they’ve dropped a video for the sun-drenched, sure-to-be-summer-anthem “We Won’t Go Home” that isn’t hard to imagine being played over and over throughout the warmer months. And good news for fans of the band in Nashville: They play TONIGHT at the High Watt with Night Terrors of 1927 and The Wind + The Wave, two bands that had no trouble standing out at this year’s SXSW. If you’re anywhere in Nashville tonight, be sure to catch these fast-rising acts starting at 8:00!
– Larry Kloess