We saw Colt 45 at Download Festival and loved them, and we jumped at the chance to interview them about their new album, that’s out today. Listen to that interview below!
It’s been one hell of a year for COLT 45. Fresh from playing their biggest show to date at Download Festival, the Cumbrian punk triorelease debut album The Tide Is Turningthrough Visible Noise today.
COLT 45 signed to Visible Noise last summer hours before a surprise headline slot at Cockrock Festival, following the departure of rapper Wiley just 15 minutes in to his set. Since then, constant touring, including supports to Blitz Kids, Lower Than Atlantis, The Computers and Young Guns, set them up nicely to hit the studio in February 2014 with go-to UK rock producer Romesh Dodangoda (Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic, Motorhead) to track The Tide Is Turning.
Their first BBC Radio 1 spin, Happiness Is A Dying Art(taken from 2013’s double EP re-release, Coughing Up Confessions) in January was a great start to the year. Since then, catchier-then-Velcro debut single O.K.,has gone onto receive huge support from BBC Radio 1 Punk Show, Kerrang! Radio and Amazing Radio.
The Northern lads are now in the midst of a packed summer of shows, including Kendal Calling, Leopallooza and Merthyr Rock, and will soon announce a run of UK tour dates in September. “We can’t wait for people to hear the new tunes, we’ve worked really hard on the road and in rehearsal over the last few years, and these new tracks are the result of the three of us really pulling together and giving it our all.”
The album title hints at the band’s new positive outlook, explains front man Neil Harper, “The Tide Is Turning is actually a lyric from one of the songs on the album. It just stood out for us as a statement which really sums up how we all feel at the moment. We’re still pissed off, but there’s definitely a lot more light at the end of the tunnel now! We’re more balanced, and the record demonstrates that.”
The album comes from a Cumbrian sense of place and pride – with the creative around it (Artwork, Videos) all created by a Cumbrian team too. This is only the beginning…