2019 has been a busy year for up and coming Adelaide band Colourblind who continue to build their following after the release of their debut EP Move Like You. Colourblind are on the Stonecutters festival bill with a whole host of other kick arse bands playing at Lion Arts Factory on December 14. The band take some time to answer a few questions for Hi Fi Way ahead of Stonecutters.
Is the band looking forward to playing Stonecutters festival?
Definitely! We’ve all attended the festival years previously and it’s a great showcase of the best alternative/punk bands Adelaide and Australia have on the circuit at the moment. To be able to play an event that we’ve been keen punters of before is definitely a humbling experience and we’re super stoked. Being able to play with some of our favourite bands like Ceres is something we’d only dreamt of doing when we started the band so seeing our name on the same bill as them is definitely super exciting. We feel really confident in our live set at the moment and we can’t wait to play to a different audience to our usual shows and let people know what we’re about.
Do you approach playing a festival any differently than you would your own show?
We’ve never really played a festival like this before so we couldn’t say for sure! We try to approach all of our live sets with a good balance of fun and energy, whilst also doing the songs justice and playing the tightest that we can. We’ve just come off a tour playing quite small, intimate rooms so this will definitely be a change but we’re really keen to see what we can do with the space.
What is the number one request on the band’s rider?
As long as there’s beer of some description we’re all happy. A nice red would never go astray though.
What can punters expect to hear on the night?
At the moment our set is about 60% songs from the EP and 40% new stuff. The newer songs have been in our live rotation for a few months now so people who see us regularly might be familiar with them, but if you haven’t seen us much this year then you’re definitely going to hear some songs you don’t know!
Who is the must see band on the Stonecutters line up that punters must see?
Teenage Joans are for sure one that you should check out – they’re probably the hardest working band in Adelaide right now and it definitely shows in their live set. We’re also so stoked that Ambleside are back playing shows again, they’re a staple in the Adelaide scene and totally deserve a warm welcome at Stonecutters!
Is there any new music on the horizon to follow up the album Move Like You?
2019 has been quite a busy year for us shows-wise, but we’ve still been steadily writing new songs. We demoed some back in July, so we’ve been revising those songs and working on new ones. Stonecutters is our last show for the year so we’re going to be keeping our noses to the grindstone over the summer to finish writing the songs we’ve been working on – if all goes to plan we’ll have a couple of singles ready in the first few months of 2020.
How is 2020 shaping up for Colourblind?
For now, we’re just going to keep hustling to get some singles out in the first half of the year. We’d absolutely love to tour more, whether that be as a support or to do our own headliner. We’re pretty ready for whatever next year is going to throw at us!
What is an unknown factor that most punters wouldn’t know about the band?
None of us are actually colourblind. We play Munchkin every practice and Jayden is yet to win a game.
Interview By Rob Lyon
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