Colour of Spring: Snow – single review

Snow Cover ArtColour of Spring – Snow (Swirly Records)

DL / cassette

Out Now

8/10

From its opening imposing walls of noise, the latest single from Leeds shoegazers Colour of Spring, is both bold, and much like its namesake, staggeringly pretty.

Coming off the back of the band’s previous single Pillow, Snow feels weightier, more reserved, possessing a brooding quality that’s much more introspective than previous cuts appeared; the towering guitars falling away throughout the verses, replaced instead by a shimmering, melancholic vocal delivery that in turn offsets the track’s inherent weight.

Even the production seems a step up from previous releases. And though shoegaze isn’t a genre known for its sonic clarity, here every cymbal clatter and guitar slide is audible beneath an ever-growing turbulence, culminating in a heady tumultuous conclusion. Staggering.

Colour of Spring are currenty on their second tour of the year and will play the following dates:

9th LEEDS – The Old Red Bus Station
10th HUDDERSFIELD – Vinyl Tap Records (in-store matinee)
13th HULL – The Polar Bear
15th LONDON – The New Cross Inn
October Dates:
5th YORK – The Fulford Arms (supporting Man of Moon)
7th MIDDLESBROUGH – Twisterella Festival (pre-show)
14th LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (supporting INHEAVEN)
15th MANCHESTER – A Carefully Planned Festival

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Colour of Spring can be found on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Dave Beech is a music writer based out of Manchester. Links to his work can be found over at his blog, Life’s A Beech, as well as his Louder Than War author’s archive. He tweets as @Dave__Beech.

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