Recently celebrating the first anniversary of their debut album ‘Vera’, Crooked Colours have been humbled by the overwhelming support from fans and industry alike over the last 18 months. 2018 saw the band hit the road with Irish singer EDEN on the UK and Europe legs of his album tour run. The project and new exposure has taken the trio to new heights, with the album hitting #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart and receiving a staggering 50 million collective online streams, which led to extensive touring of Australia, United States, UK and Europe totaling an impressive 83 shows and festivals to date.
Penned during their time on the road, ‘I’ll Be There’ was a perfect re-introduction for the group, taking some of the instrumental timbre which has become synonymous with the Crooked Colours style, whilst injecting layered tribal influenced vocals, hypnotic loops, and driving synths throughout. Now, ‘Do It LIke You’ is its more inspired follow up and prepares fans for the sonic odyssey that the band’s sophomore LP will act as.
Having only toured locally prior to the release of ‘Vera’ it is a huge testament to the band, that in their first overseas ventures throughout 2017/18 they managed to sell out shows in Los Angeles, New York, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Stockholm only naming a few.
Running Touch is the mysterious artist from Melbourne, Australia that has grown from an industry whisper to one of the most esteemed acts to hit the electronic music circuit in recent times.
The Running Touch project is a middle-grounded insertion into a body of alias’, fluently rocking back and forth between experimental electronic, indie-pop and indie-electronic sounds. In just a few short years, Running Touch has earned himself a reputation as not only an exceptional producer – but live performer, songwriter, lyricist, singer, creator and a forward-thinking visionary more than just a musician alone.
For his debut year in 2015, Running Touch saw himself named as the #7 artist to watch for 2016 [inthemix], came in as one of the 50 most played acts on Triple J Unearthed, dubbed as ‘The Best Kept Secret in Australian Dance Music’ by Buzzfeed and had his breakout track ‘What’s Best For You’ listed as one of the Top 100 Tracks of 2015 [inthemix] to name just a few in his long list of commendable achievements.
Fast forward a short time later and Running Touch and his steady rise to a global takeover is fast and apparent. In 2017 alone, Running Touch released his debut EP ‘A Body Slow’, hitting #1 on iTunes Electronic album charts and #9 overall. Closely following his EP release came a huge 15 date AUS/NZ headline tour, selling out every show across the country in a matter of weeks, including 1600 tickets in a number of days across two Corner Hotel shows in his hometown of Melbourne.
Beyond the studio, Running Touch is an incredibly captivating live performer – A hybrid between a one-man-band and electronic act – combining his talents as a guitarist, pianist, bassist, vocalist and dancer to create a beautifuly weird and exceptionally wonderful live-performance that has seen him secure placements on some of the biggest and most prestigious stages – Splendour in the Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, MTV ‘Beats and Eats’, Beyond The Valley, Listen Out, For The Love, Your Paradise Fiji, Southbound Festival and SXSW to name just a few, additionally, supporting global sensations on their headline tours such as Odesza, ZHU, Safia, PACES, Miami Horror, The Aston Shuffle and Crooked Colours.
BABii is a small girl who makes big noises. When left unattended, she produces all her own beats, writes all her own words, makes all her own pictures and uses all her limbs and voice when she plays live. If not watched carefully BABii will write song after song, to the point where some have been put away for when she is older. The first of these songs will be heard on her debut LP ‘HiiDE’,out in 2019 on Deathwaltz Originals which was in parts co-produced by Adrian Sherwood and focuses on the key themes of hiding and secrets. Some tracks have already snuck out in strange forms on Iglooghost’s Diplo & Friends mix for BBC Radio 1 and have been heard while supporting him on tour around the UK. BABii recently made new friends with Iglooghost, umru, Kai Whistonand Abi Wade but having been left unsupervised they created more songs, some of which can be found on the internet, others of which are still HiiDDEN.