Dublin, County Dublin
Colour Canyon is Michelle Considine and Harry Bookless (of the bands Little xs for eyes/Carriages - Harry). They began Colour Canyon after working together to record a cover of 'Open Your Heart' by The Human League for Record Store Gay in 2015. The duo have been busily working away on new material over the past year and releasing their first original release 'Home' in April (also remixed by Sounds of System Breakdown) and follow up single 'Neon' in August. They have played at Fading Light Festival and 2016's Electric Picnic.
Their songs often begin as a vocal experiment using loop pedals with an aim to creating a rhythmic stream of atmospheric synth-like vocals running throughout the music. Vocal experimentation is an important element to their sound and they aim to push the use of vocals in unusual directions - looping, altering, chopping, layering and weaving them throughout the music in dreamlike sequences overlaying the harmonised lead vocals and contrasting the heavy beats and synths. Michelle and Harry have been playing together for years in the band little xs for eyes and Colour Canyon sees a change in direction for this electro-pop duo towards a darker, dancier, disco sound, while focusing on vocal and electronic experimentation.
'It’s a joy to continuously find that the Irish music scene is in safe nick... Now, with debut single ‘Home’, the pair are continuing their creative partnership in an electro-pop vein, utilising familiar tropes of both their other projects to attain a cut-up, synthesised dominant vocal dynamic, deeply enriched with melodic tones and emotive themes. It’s impressive stuff..' - Aaron Drain - State Magazine
'..vocal experimentation, is at the fore, as pleasing soft 1980s-style synth pop meanders around the voices joined by clipped beats. An exercise in beauty.' - Nialler9
'The synths are very much in soft focus on this dusk-emulating slice of ’80s disco-pop, with swirling, verb-drenched vocals that would make Elizabeth Fraser envious.' - The Thin Air
'A sublime slice of softly set synth-pop, ‘Home’ progresses the great promise shown in the duo’s previous cover release.' - The Last Mixed Tape
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