Through Colour – Kraak, Manchester 22/11/13

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Through Colour are a band we’ve had an eye on since the release of their EP Somnium, so it was only a matter of time before we caught them live and after their Manchester gig I can safely say they put on an awesome show.

Opening band Evolve, Evolve? really got the night off to a great start with their powerful blend of melodic rock. Although their singer’s voice did sound a little flat and out-of-tune at times, they really gave it their all and proved that they were a force to be reckoned with, showing a lot of potential as their set progressed before they rounded things up with their guitarist jumping into the crowd for the final song!

Second up was The Fleet, who weren’t the most interesting or exciting of bands. They didn’t have much stage presence and their songs unfortunately all sounded rather similar to each other, so it subsequently wasn’t the most engaging of sets.

Of course it was always going to be Through Colour‘s night and they played a tremendous set featuring all their best songs, with the crowd right on their side throughout. Opening up with a brand new song, the second song of the night Broken saw frontman Steve venture into the crowd to ensure everyone was getting involved, and as soon as the song was done began to instruct everyone to clap their hands and wave them about for the next song – a great example of good showmanship.

A particular highlight of the night was the song Ink, which also marked an impressive vocal performances from guitarist Jazzy as well as some of the best playing of the night – it sounded even better than on CD. It led perfectly into one of their older songs, Sunset, where it was introduced with the information that they’d been a band for ten years, which is nothing to be sniffed at.

They rounded the night up with crowd favourite Daydream and it was a wonderful ending to a fantastic set. If the two new songs in their set are anything to go by, then we’re all in for a treat with their new EP set to be released in the new year. Make sure you go and see this band live because you won’t be disappointed!

8/10

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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