FILMS OF COLOUR
THE LOW-DOWN Windswept guitar pop-rock has a fine lineage but has been out of favour for a good while now. Films of Colour give it a fresh lick of paint and turn the tuneful melancholia and poignancy up to 11. Commendably not feeling the need to rethread the usual influences (Velvet Underground, Iggy and The Stooges etc), there’s a brightness of sound here that could be the missing link between A-Ha and Echo and the Bunnymen. This isn’t music made for the indie ghetto – there’s a sprawling ambition at play here and if they can get a few singles away they will be unstoppable.
SOUNDBITE “Emo meets British indie – their videos will be interesting”