Colourtide - Underwater
Artist: Colourtide (www.colourtide.com)
Label: Tidal Sound
Colourtide is an odd pop band. Like Pet Shop Boys and
the like, they blend keyboard into catchy vocals and
strange ballads you won't find washing up on the usual
shore. As influences they site Blue Nile, Peter
Gabriel, Brian Eno, John Martyn, and it's certainly
easy to see them. Perhaps Colourtide isn't quite as
epic, but for some of Eno, this would be just what you
might expect on some Nerve Net, etc.
The band contains: Aidan O'Driscoll (guitars, keys,
sequencing) and John Brennan (voice, keys,
sequencing). Plus guests for backing voices, bass,
drums and drum programming. While I'm not crazy about
their synth on the whole, some tracks work better than
others. Just the difference between 2 tracks that sit
beside each other, 'Let's Go Out Tonight' and
'Remember' is quite a skip, with 'Remember' having a
much tighter sound and more professional backdrop of
keys. Which is interesting since there are no guests
on this one, just the 2 guys.
If you're wondering where the u comes from in
Colourtide, it's because this unsigned band is from
Ireland (Cork City, actually) where they are
attempting to catch the world via the internet.
Selling the cd thru cdstreet.com, featuring on mp3.com
and vitaminic.co.uk, not to mention
www.irishbandslive.co.uk, these guys are slowly making
their own niche market, notch by notch.
'Shelter Her From Pain' is a good dark source of
vitamins, with some splashing and very believable
synth drums. John Brennan's voice sounds best here,
raising his tongue almost to a subdued scream, where
the title of the song comes back over and over,
infiltrating your mind like the best of Simply Red.
Were this jazz, I'd call this band a secluded,
intimate band concentrating more on the interaction
between listener and member. John's voice lends itself
to quieter scrutiny for such a private setting. I
personally wouldn't mind them throwing in an
instrumental somewhere, considering what the music is.
But as is, it's good alt-pop candy from a direction
not readily thought of as Ireland.
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