Photo Diary: Hit the road with Crooked Colours on their recent trip to the US/Canada
The trio is currently celebrating the release of a killer new single, Do It Like You.
Since releasing their debut album Vera in 2017, Aussie three-piece Crooked Colours have only gone from strength to strength. Sold out headline Australian tours have been accompanied by ever-expanding overseas tours as their fanbase grows around the world, and this year has seen a couple of excellent new singles in I'll Be There, and last week's Do It Like You.
It seems the album release has given them a newfound confidence in really defining their sound and live show, and you can feel that with each new piece of music that comes out of the studio: "Do It Like You was written on the road whilst we were touring Europe and it was the first track we wrote that really encompassed the sound we were chasing for the second record. Releasing and touring our first album gave us a real sense of what we enjoyed playing live and what made us feel most connected with our crowds. Finding direction was guided so much by the relationships we built with new fans and friends we made and that felt like the perfect fit for the second single to show."
Indeed it's an exciting time for the trio, and ahead of upcoming shows at Castaway Festival here in the west and east coast Laneway next year, they sent us a few happy snaps mid-tour - check it out below:
Our second show in LA. We played at the El Ray Theatre, a pretty iconic old venue. If you ever get a chance to check it out, you should. It’s pretty amazing on the inside and sounds just as good. Muto was in town that night too and we had a little kick on.
We had a few days off in LA so we did a couple of obligatory touristy things. Hired some scooters and buzzed around Venice Beach.
These “Bird” scooters are fucking fun and cheap. They’re like the bikes in Sydney and Melbourne so you just find them on street corners. Just like the bikes however they just get trashed. People jump them off the pier or bury them in the sand at the beach etc. Don’t think they’ll be around much longer.
We got to go down to Florida to play this festival called Hulaween. It was mental. Crazy lasers and installations and whacky weird shit all through this forest. One of our favourite bands headlined the one stage and it also happened to be Leon’s birthday that night. We got pretty weird.
My Tele. I swap out the scratch plate each tour. Made that strap form an old belt. Look at me go.
Just a cool doggo.
It's pretty hard getting work done on tour, so as soon as we have a day or two off we try and get into a studio. Trying to finish off some writing for the second record.
Super lost in Toronto, but it didn't matter. The whole city is pretty amazing.
After our show in San Francisco. Probably one of our best shows overseas yet, so the vibe was pretty thick backstage afterwards.
Sun 25 Nov - Castaway Festival, Perth
Sat 1 Dec - Sunsets Festival, Wollongong
Sun 30 Dec - Rhythm & Alps Festival, Cardrona NZ
Sat 2 Feb - Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Sun 3 Feb - Laneway Festival, Sydney
Sat 9 Feb - Laneway Festival, Melbourne
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