THE GORGEOUS COLOURS
For some bizarre reason, my mind always associates the music of The Gorgeous Colours with various bright colours. Perhaps this is due to some masterstroke in subliminal marketing, or it could have something to do with their stage clothing; each member subtley draped in orange/purple/yellow/white/green. Or maybe this is vaguely related to their glittering summertime pop tunes; a type of mellow tropicana indie (could this be a scene? "Nu-mellowtropicanaindie"?) which aurally resembles what we'd hear if we had Nick Thorburn's eccentricities and innovation in front of the melodic assault of Good Shoes or The Spinto Band.
That said, it is clear that each one of their songs is distinctly different from their last and that the band is currently basking in a love of music (guitarist Neil sports his Electric Picnic wristband, seven months later). But they still manage to produce a coherent sound, from the mariachi trumpet and incessant riff of forthcoming single Hunting Something to I Miss You (which sounds like a jangle-pop version of something from Neon Bible). Definitely gorgeous and definitely colourful.
Hunting Something (FM104 acoustic session)
I Don't Know (FM104 acoustic session)