Slow Burn by Films of Colour

Slow Burn by Films of Colour. Free download from 12 December 2012 – available from: www.filmsofcolour.com

Reviewer: Michelle Coomber

Slow Burn

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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.

Michelle Coomber

A child of the 50s, remembers the 60s, partied in the 70s and was hung-over in the 80s. Used to sit in David Bowie’s garden, Biba’s shop window and leaned on the jukebox in SEX, stood up occasionally. Raised in Fulham by very cool parents and a stone’s throw from The Nashville, The Greyhound, Hammersmith Odeon and Kings Road. Still mourns the Speakeasy and Wardour Street’s Marquee plus other deceased London music venues and greasy spoons. Worked for Mary Quant in the 70s and enjoyed the social scene that went with it. Was surrounded by punk squats in the mid-70s and hung out at Beggar’s Banquet basement studio watching bands drink and rehearse while avoiding electrocution. Went to Lindsay Kemp’s mime classes with punk goddess Jordan, we were both rubbish. Grew up with Paul Cook and got hit over the head by Sid’s guitar at the Speakeasy. Saw many iconic gigs back in the day including New York Dolls at Biba’s Rainbow Room and Ziggy Stardust’s farewell show at Hammersmith. Lived in NY & LA in ’79, mainly went to gigs and posed in a leather jacket. Worked in live events production for The Hippodrome in the 80s and produced and directed fringe theatre while working in film and TV in the 90s. Still dabbles in publicity work and writes scripts which gather dust. Works at Ealing Studios and recently formed a film production company. Always listening to music and reads constantly, re-learning guitar and loves all things creative. Still writes with pen and paper. Started to talk to people at bus stops.

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Originally posted 2011-12-12 16:55:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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