Slow Burn by Films of Colour. Free download from 12 December 2012 – available from: www.filmsofcolour.com
Reviewer: Michelle Coomber
This east London band has some front to cover a Bowie song, not many would have the nerve. But it’s paid off, and I applaud their excellent taste in music. ‘Slow Burn’ was originally produced for Bowie’s Heathen L.P by Tony Visconti and includes Pete Townsend’s masterful guitar-playing. This current version is endorsed by Visconti who has offered to produce Films of Colour’s album, not too shabby for an unsigned band. The song is handled respectfully with Andy Clutterbuck’s sensual, crisp vocals and controlled explosiveness that is perfectly placed alongside winding and luminous guitar riffs by Clutterbuck and James Hatcher. Jack Allinson’s manically sliding bass and wizardry electronica is on sparkling form while James Rees-Flynn ensures the determined drumming complete with fierce loops. The result is a lush, intricately layered sound while remaining clear and well- structured, offering precision, style and exquisite timing. Films of Colour have produced a fresh, alternative version with original direction and musical sophistication.
The band has received several comparisons, but I choose to ignore the Coldplay one, though I hear Chris Martin is a fan, but more impressively, so is Bowie, who has allowed a download link from his official website. Creating huge media interest, this innovative and perceptive band is guaranteed a magical start to 2012.
Originally posted 2011-12-12 16:55:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter