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Fast Five: Calm as the Colour



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

The band met after Darren Roy, the singer, had toured under the name Calm as the Colour acoustically for almost a year. The drummer is Darren’s brother, the guitarist is Darren’s mate from high school and they met Phil the bassist at college.

How would you describe your music?

Floaty, trippy indie rock for folk that don’t wear wool jumpers or make music using a Gameboy.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

The band have been gigging all over Scotland for over a year and have received radio play from Steve Lamacq, Jim Gellatly and Tom Robinson. We’ve got 3 EPs out and hopefully you can expect to see us playing some festivals this year.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

We’d duet with Robbie Williams so we could shove him off the stage when he wasn’t looking.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

The Stone Roses’ eponymous debut. Doesn’t matter how many times you listen to it, it’s still the greatest album of all time.