Ex-TesseracT singer Daniel Tompkins has announced the formation of his new band In Colour via his Facebook page. The group, which is foudned by ex-SikTh guitarist Dan Weller, is founded upon the group’s love of 80’s and 90’s pop music while adding in ethereal ambience and a modern flair.
The group has also released a music video for their first single “Listen For The Rain” as well as an audio stream of “All That I’ve Been Waiting For”. The songs come from their debut album, which has a Summer 2013 release date and was recorded at the Karma Sounds studio in Thailand.
You can stream the songs as well as read the full band bio below.
Official band bio:
“In Colour is the new band created by former SikTh guitarist and UK Producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns, Kids in Glass Houses). Having been the talk of the British underground for some time now, In Colour is finally ready for its introduction to the world with debut video, ‘Listen For The Rain’ and track ‘All that I’ve been waiting for’.
The 5-piece, completed by ex-Tesseract front man Dan Tompkins (Vocals), Ciaran Cahill (Synths), Pete Skipper (Bass), Darren Baxter (Drums) boast a sound that is laden with massive hooks, ethereal vocals and timeless songwriting.
Weller says: “This has been bubbling away for years. Ciaran and I first started writing together in ‘07. Along with our rock roots we both share a love of 80’s and 90’s pop music. We really wanted to create something ambitious and unique that fused it all into a massive sound.”
The co-writers set out to find the best line-up they could, soon recruiting Pete Skipper and Darren Baxter.
Weller says: “Darren and Pete are two of the best musicians I’ve ever had the privilege of playing or recording with. When they joined the band we knew we’d be fighting off lots of other acts for their services. They’ve turned down some massive gigs for this, so we all really want the world to see how great they are.”
Once the four musicians had become a tight unit they found the singer that they’d always dreamt of having, long time friend Dan Tompkins.
Tompkins says: “The moment I heard the songs I knew the band was special. To be involved with musicians of such quality is an incredible pleasure. We have worked tirelessly on this and we can’t wait to get going. ‘In Colour’ is the band I’ve always dreamt of being a part of.”
Having been in talks with labels and publishers alike, and having a long list of contemporaries as fans, 2013 is set to be the beginning of a very special journey. An album, recorded earlier this year at Thailand’s notable Karma Sounds studio, will be unleashed in the summer.”