Through Colour – Somnium Review

Somnium is the first in a double-EP series from Mancunian quartet Through Colour and honestly, if this is anything to go by then you can near-enough guarantee that the second is going to be great as well.

The EP begins with the band’s lead single Daydream, which they recently released a video for. Memorable and catchy, it’s clear to see why this was chosen to open the album, and it’s a nice touch to see how the track ties in with the EP title, as Somnium is the Latin word for dream and this is a song about sleep and daydreams.

Middle track Ink starts off as a sweet acoustic little number, nice and laid back with some beautiful vocals before the full band kicks in and the song changes direction into one that wouldn’t sound out of place on an early Kids In Glass Houses album – and this is meant in the best possible way.

Till The End is a nice way to end the EP, with upbeat lyrics and memorable instrumentation. It ends Somnium on such a positive note and really sticks in your mind afterwards. It’s almost like the track is looking to the future: maybe it is going to link up with the first track of the next EP?

It’s really refreshing to hear as honest a release as this one, and this band is going to go far. Watch this space.

9/10.

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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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