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The Colour Reviewed

| August 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Colour
Devil’s Got A Holda Me
(Rethink)

The British spelling “colour” has occupied more bandnames than merits mention, and this Los Angeles band don’t clarify the matter.

In fact, because English culture is often painted as drab, the distinction is counterdictory. Living Colour, perhaps the most vibrant example, so dedicated themselves to the American experience the appropriation was almost stupid. For their part, The Colour have picked an overpopulated application of Stonesy blues rock on the Devil’s Got A Holda Me EP, a precursor to January’s forthcoming Between Earth And Sky full length. As a teaser, it compacts the band’s full-bodied roar, a crotch muscle of Chess-cum-Abcko rawk, delivered through Wyatt Hull’s swaggering vocals. The midtempo dawdling finds an open-chorded roar for “Until We’re High,” a detached romp that gains more from the chorus than Hull’s inescapable indifference. His affectations are saved on more than one occasion by his bandmates, who add backalley col*or* to his one-note act.

5

— Steve Forstneger

Appearing: August 30th at Double Door in Chicago.

Category: Spins, Weekly

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