Indie-dance trio Crooked Colours are heading to the Torquay Hotel
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21.10.2022

Indie-dance trio Crooked Colours are heading to the Torquay Hotel

Photo credit: Matsu / @matsufotos

Crooked Colours will bring their acclaimed DJ Set to the Torquay Hotel on Saturday, November 5.

Fresh off their blockbuster tour of the USA and hot off the stage at one of the most iconic venues in the world, Red Rocks, acclaimed Australian indie-dance trio Crooked Colours are in the prime of their music careers and ready to give the Torquay Hotel a real shakedown.

Presented by the party-starters at Coastal Jam, UNO and the Torquay Hotel, Crooked Colours will arrive on the coast on Saturday, November 5 for an epic DJ set at Torquay’s mainstay live music venue. They’ll be supported by Dean Turnley and Zoe Neilson . Soul Shakin’.

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Extracting harmony from the union of seemingly disparate elements, Crooked Colours exist at an elusive crossroads between delicate acoustic instrumentation, evocative vocals, and dancefloor-ready synth transmissions.

Hailing from Perth, Phil Slabber [vocals, guitar, production], Leon Debaughn [keys, production], and Liam Merrett-Park [drums] have been making a serious name for themselves over the years, generating over 200 million streams across platforms and selling out shows on multiple continents. Crooked Colours have performed at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest, Life Is Beautiful, CRSSD, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, and This That and For The Love most recently this year.

Their forthcoming set at Torquay comes off the back of their anticipated third studio album, Tomorrows, released in September. Showcasing a spectacular array of recent released singles, including ‘Feel It,’ ‘Light Year (Feat. Masked Wolf & Jasiah),’ ‘No Sleep,’ ‘Falling,’ and ‘Love Language’ , the album is a clear progression in their shape-shifting sound.

“This was an album created during very testing times for us as a group. We started the writing process coming off the back of really great momentum following the success of our sophomore record Langata. With solid progress overseas after a run of international tours and festivals, we inked a deal with Atlantic Records and had everything mapped out when the rug was pulled from underneath us as the reality of the pandemic hit,” the band say of the album.

“We have always generated so much inspiration from performing live to our fans so we worried how this record may translate without having that energy to draw from.  We bunkered down in our studio in Fremantle and focused on what we could control and that was writing and recording as much music as we could. It became a long process for us as we battled with the reality around us, not knowing what lay ahead while maintaining a creative output.

“The title track ‘Tomorrows’ and the songs we ended up collating for this record are a reflection of us as a group, coming to terms with how much the landscape had changed. We realised how hard we had been pushing ourselves in pursuit of tomorrow’s success without taking a moment to appreciate how far we had come. We also didn’t want to dwell on the hand we had been dealt and try to include a message of hope into these songs. As much as Tomorrows is a statement on what had been driving us in the past it is also us saying that we are looking forward to what is coming in the future and moving past this difficult period in our lives. From a personal level we have grown a lot while writing this record and we couldn’t be more proud of what we have created. Musicians, creatives and everyone have been through a lot over the past three years. This album is to let all of our fans, friends and family who have helped us know that we are still here, we are fighting and we are really looking forward to what’s coming tomorrow.”

See Crooked Colours DJ Set at Torquay Hotel on Saturday, November 5. Purchase tickets here