Fronted by Jack Kenworthy – one of the UKs most talented songwriters and vocalists – Colouring are a fascinating prospect. Their ‘Heathen’ EP, which they released in 2017 on Polydor / Interscope has already received a heap of radio support from both Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at Radio 1. It’s is a wonderful 4 track journey through the inner-workings of Jack’s mind, told with a rare and very open-hearted wide-eyed relatability. From mesmerising EP opener ‘Heathen’, the immediacy of what Colouring do never weakens. Each track is richly layered, building on its predecessor and carrying on the story. By the time you reach the anthemic final track ‘The Wave’, you have been unknowingly taken out of the darkness and shadows that texture the first 2 tracks, and lead into the light.
It is of course not just the work of one man though – and Colouring are first and foremost a group of friends, founded on one very old school friendship between Jack and bassist Dom. The tight, succinct and impeccable live show that the band have developed is the proof of this – and they have become a highly celebrated live act in both festival and headline show areas. They have spent much of 2017 on the road with The 1975 in the US playing to packed out arena’s, and with Japanese House in the UK.
In December, they hit the road with indie pop-masters of the moment LANY – taking on some of the biggest UK venues they’ve ever played including London’s prestigious Shepherds Bush Empire.