EP release: InTechnicolour
Release date: 13 November 2015
Label: Small Pond Recordings
More info: Band soundcloud
Hailing from Brighton, stoner/groove rock quintet InTechnicolour are now gearing up to release their debut self-titled EP. A year in the making, InTechnicolour are born into the world with a refined sound and a fully functioning line-up (comprised of members from the likes of Porshyne, Delta Sleep and Physics House Band) capable of playing shows outside of their respective living quarters.
'InTechnicolour' is a masterful collection of three visceral yet polished tracks which lie loosely between the slack desert groove of bands such as Kyuss and Karma to Burn. Their debut EP is an unyielding barrage of thick and fuzz infused guitars, driving drums and a relentless bass line which drives the desert cruiser onwards. However, it's clear that the bands influences don't end there as the two original compositions 'Lend Me A Crushed Ear' and 'We Are All Losing Sleep' combine simple yet deeply satisfying riffs with a dynamic vocal style, which calls to mind the sounds of Baroness, Gojira or Mastodon. Whilst the bands cover of Linda Perhacs 'Hey, Who Really Cares?' is reminiscent of the droning melancholic instrumentation of White Pony era Deftones.
'InTechinicolour' is an EP that you can easily draw comparisons to and is strewn with familiarity; however, through its combination of haunting yet powerful vocals, crushingly suspenseful prog clean sections and anthemic, unforgettable choruses, InTechnicolour are able to create an individual sound for themselves which refuses to fall into the ether.
When speaking about recording the EP, Dave Jackson (guitars) says, "I guess we just decided to go into the studio with the Neil Young approach to recording and play it live for the first time on record and whatever comes out the other end remains. We decided to try and make everything sound really raw and play everything quite loosely and this is what came out the other end."
InTechnicolour have composed an incredibly consummate debut release, one which can easily stand side-by-side with any current modern rock releases. The band have previously been quoted as saying that they "literally have nothing to say about themselves", but with a first offering that gives listeners so much to take away, it is highly likely that there will be plenty of others that will be willing to do the talking for them.