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Colour Of Noise

Brighton-based, classic rock band, Colour Of Noise release their single ‘Can You Hear Me’ on Friday 26th February.

The song originally appeared on their proudly ballad-free, self-titled 2015 debut album.

‘Can You Hear Me’ tells a story of a person who is lost and crying out for help. Depression takes many forms, and affects one in three of us. In fact, musicians are particularly prone to this, says Bruce John Dickinson.

The song describes that feeling of not quite ‘getting through’, or not really being heard; not understanding fully why the world has turned so grey, or how pain has become an attendant part of every second in the day. Crying out for help and needing to be free from the weight of anxiety and depression. The video shows the band trying to reach the psychotherapist via different methods of communication and the frustration of this process. The psychotherapist only gives the vaguest indication of offering a solution, but we are left finally with an empty chair, and therefore no hope of redemption,leading to the conclusion that we must ultimately help ourselves.

CoN have issued a limited run of 100 CD singles, signed and numbered, featuring a B-Side with the single ‘Head On’ taken from the Live EP ‘Colour of Noise Live In London’.

Colour of Noise will be supporting Toseland on tour this March. Singer Matt Mitchell looks forward to the tour: “For me personally, it’s such a joy to be making a noise again in 2016 and to think we can do this in such a spirit of community and shared love of music. It’s gonna be two high energy bands giving it all. We look forward to catching up with fans and friends, and making new ones – Good times!”

Matt Mitchell

TOUR 2016


The single is available for sale on the band’s online store.

The Dead Daisies

The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 5th December 2015.

Judging by the size of the queue outside the Slade Rooms this evening, Wolverhampton was ready and waiting to be wowed by non other than The Dead Daisies, Colour Of Noise and The Wild Lies.

And getting tonight off to a flying start were the London based classic rockers – The Wild Lies, who consist of Matthew Polley – Vocals, Zak Muller – Lead Guitar, Andre Ruffell – Guitar, Dylan Smith – Bass and Luke Wilson – Drums. Hard rock and hard work certainly seems to be paying off for these guys as 2015 has seen them going from strength to strength and paving the way for their recent performances at HRH9 and Planet Rockstock. Their set tonight was a worthy introduction to the band and an experience that I am most definitely looking forward to repeating again!

Matthew Polley - The Wild Lies

The main support for the UK leg of The Dead Daisies tour were the Brighton based band, Colour Of Noise. Classic rock was the order of the night from these guys, with their many influences including The Rolling Stones and Led Zepplin clearly being heard within their original songs.

Matt Mitchell - Colour Of Noise

The bands set tonight consisted of tracks taken from their newly released and self titled album, all of which transposed into an excellent live performance. Favourite song of the night for me from Colour Of Noise was ‘Can’t Take it With You’, as this track just captured the heart and swagger of their music. Definitely a band we are going to be hearing a lot more of!

Ben Daniel - Colour Of Noise

Set List: 1. You Only Call Me 2. Medicine Man 3. Can You Hear Me? 4. Head On 5. Can’t Take It With You 6. Hit Rock Bottom 7. Drive It Like You Stole It 8. Heavy.

Acknowledged as a musical collective, The Dead Daisies have been quite fluid in their line up since their onset in 2012, but for the purpose of this, their current tour, the band consist of the most excellent line up including John Corabi – vocals, Marco Mendoza – bass, Richard Fortus – guitar, Dizzy Reed – keyboard, David Lowry – guitar and Brian Tichy – drums.

Richard Fortus - The Dead Daisies

Tonight’s set list gave us a mixture of both original material and covers of several great songs, including the likes of Aerosmith and Creedence Clearwater Revival. For me, the greatest highlight of the set was their version of the track ‘Alright Now’ by Free, which was deftly followed up by the most outstanding drum solo that I’ve ever seen, from Brian Tichy.

Brian Tichy - The Dead Daisies

The popularity of The Dead Daisies is undeniably great and still growing and having the opportunity to see them up close and personal in a venue the size of the Slade Rooms, was clearly a treat thoroughly enjoyed by both me and the maximum capacity crowd present.

John Corabi - The Dead Daisies

Set List: 1. Midnight Moses 2. Evil 3. Mexico 4. Get Up, Get Ready 5. Hush 6. Looking For The One 7. Sick As A Dog 8. Something I Said 9. Lock ‘n’ Load 10. All Right Now – Drum Solo – 11. With You And I 12. Angel In Your Eyes 13. Devil Out Of Time 14. Helter Skelter (Encore) 1. Face I Love 2. Fortunate Son

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

Colour Of Noise

Release their debut album and premier their first music video.

Colour of Noise are a classic rock band from Brighton. The music is steeped in the spirit of the late 60’s British blues boom and early 70’s stadium rock, delivered with a steam powered intensity. There are no ballads on a Colour of Noise album. You might know guitarist Bruce John Dickinson from Little Angels and b.l.o.w, singer Matt Mitchell from his band Furyon or Randy Nixon ( Drums) from the Jeevas or Magic Bullet band. Con are pleased to introduce you to Dan Electro (aka Swedish Dan) on guitar and Ben Daniel on bass.

The self-titled debut album was released on December 4th via Townsend music after a very successful Pledge Music campaign and extensive road testing of the songs, with the band playing Download, Steelhouse, Hard Rock Hell and Planet Rockstock and supporting Thunder.

CON are currently on the road with Dead Daisies. The remainder of the tour dates are-

10th December 2015 : Manchester -Academy 3 (with The Dead Daisies)
11th December 2015 : London – The Garage (with The Dead Daisies)

Bruce explains “The video was filmed in Brighton’s finest Burlesque Club ‘Proud Cabaret’ by Alex Wykes in a happy hazy afternoon. The guys who pledged (the CoN family) got the video first, and then it was released into Youtube land 24 hours later. The song is about priorities in life. Money isn’t everything! CoN will announce a classic rock/burlesque gig in Brighton in the New Year. Stay tuned fans of vintage erotica and Edwardian styled classic rock.

Colour Of Noise

We love being on tour, CoN is a live band first and foremost. The Dead Daisies are such cool guys, although it’s a bit of a squeeze getting a stadium backline and a few hundred people in little clubs, its rock ’n’ roll, old school. We love it. Good times.