So whenever I get a track like You Know, I Don’t, I immediately have to gently apply the brakes and take a look in the rearview. I mean, someone is going to wreck you, it may as well be these guys. This track clocks in at 1:53 (will take longer to read this review, sorry) of riveting, soul-stirring, impropriety. It is, in fact, like so many others, my milieu. It’s a call from an ex-girlfriend kind of buzz. The kind of music your mother really did hate.
Rock n’ Roll somewhere along the line became legitimate, common play – this is not it. Melbourne trio, All The Colours releases this tightly knit little package of juvenile delinquency that encapsulates everything right about the 90’s; the last bastion of music from Earthlings. But I digress. All The Colours are way more heady than all that. Upon discovering their other releases on Spotify, these guys are everywhere regarding genre, almost to the point of being genre-less. Songs such as So High, Still Lookin’ and Love Story borrow elements of 60’s, 70’s, 00’s rock, always with their unique soulful elements and twists. I love diverse bands, listening to groups that explore, and are not afraid of putting their regurgitated knowledge of music on display is where it’s at. Especially in this playlist, make-your-own-album culture. They can’t help themselves, putting together a cohesive album of music is not on their agenda, the attention span runs out, they have more to give, thankfully.
It’s a call from an ex-girlfriend kind of buzz. The kind of music your mother really did hate.
True: You Know, I Don’t gets your attention like a recently unearthed Nirvana track, but there’s a lot more to this song when you get under the hood. There’s death-defying grunge guitar, but there’s also this element of manic arpeggiation behind it all. One thing remains true however; the gift of song is always present. This band can pen ‘em with the best of ‘em. So, I feel victorious to have crossed paths with these guys, I have no idea where they’re heading, but I’m following.
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