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In Session: The Colours in BBC Berkshire studios
By Matthew Crist

The Colours
Tony, Tom and Tom from The Colours in the BBC Berkshire studio

The Colours dropped into The Session to talk about what they are up to and their single Tonight I let you go.

The Reading based trio, who have been playing since their school days went on to describe their differing musical tastes and influences.

Tom described himself as an indie kid, the other Tom claimed to be a fan of more mainstream pop.

As for Tony, well in his own words: "I've got a softer side for heavier stuff".

The Colours in BBC Berkshire studio
Tom, Tony and Tom play a live session at BBC Radio Berkshire

They might have their musical differences but the guys manage to combine their various tastes and use it to their advantage when it comes to creating their own sound.

"We have got different tastes but it's a case of whoever shouts loudest tends to get their way", explains Tom. "We have a pop core but all bring something different to the table in rehearsals."

Even when it comes to musical favourites the three were keen to joke about the differences between them.

"In terms of musical background when we got together we were all different, the other two were into some pretty awful music", said Tom. A comment which brought a swift response from Tony.

Musical snob

"Tom is a musical snob, when we first met he relied on the NME and Q Magazine for all his opinions."

As for the new single, Tonight I Let You Go, its catchy and up-tempo pop sound disguises a slightly more melancholy theme.

"The song is influenced by girls and how they don't treat us well, the lyrics appear quite depressing when you read them and some people have jokingly asked how we get up in the morning but it's an up-beat pop song", say the guys.

The Colours, consisting of Tom Pickford on vocals, keys and guitar, Tom Newman on bass, synthesizer and backing vocals and Tony Foland on drums and percussion will hit the road in April for a nationwide tour.

You can catch them at The Oakford Social Club on Saturday, 17 April.

Tonight I Let You Go is available to pre order now and released on 26 April 26.




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