COLT 45
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COLT 45

Genre:
Punk

COLT 45 is a three piece melodic punk/alt rock band from Cumbria with big hooks and big riffs.

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Gigs

  • Nightmare Festival

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    2-3 Greenland Pl, London
    NW1 0AP

    DATE:
    01 November 2014
    TIME:
    15:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Black Heart
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  • The Computers + COLT 45

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    49 Chalk Farm Rd, London
    NW1 8AN

    DATE:
    18 November 2014
    TIME:
    19:00:00
    VENUE:
    Barfly
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  • The Computers + COLT 45

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    31-33 Spear St, Manchester
    M1 1DF

    DATE:
    19 November 2014
    TIME:
    19:00:00
    VENUE:
    Soup Kitchen
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  • COLT 45 + The Summer War

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    38-43 Hampton Street
    B19 3LS

    DATE:
    31 October 2014
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    19:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Asylum
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Introduction

COLT 45 is a three piece melodic punk/alt rock band from Cumbria with big hooks and big riffs.

Bio

COLT 45 released new album The Tide Is Turning (KKKK! – Kerrang, 7/10 Big Cheese, 6/10 Rock Sound) earlier this year, hot on the tail from playing their biggest show to date at Download Festival. They’ve had a jam packed summer of shows, including Camden Rocks, Leopallooza and Merthyr Rock, alongside supporting Three Days Grace at their only UK show. COLT 45 signed to Visible Noise last summer hours before a surprise headline slot at Cockrock Festival, following the departure of rapper Wiley just 15 minutes in to his set. Since then, constant touring, including supports to Blitz Kids, Lower Than Atlantis, The Computers and Young Guns, set them up nicely to hit the studio in February 2014 with go-to UK rock producer Romesh Dodangoda (Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic, Motorhead) to track The Tide Is Turning.

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Q. How did you first get into playing music?

Boredom really… Coming from a small town in Cumbria, there isn't much to do. So when I was a kid, me and my mates were really into our music and decided to form a band. I picked up the guitar and it started from there.

Q. How long have you been performing?

Our singer Neil started the band back in 2008 with two other people, playing around the local scene. At the time I (bassist Gareth) was doing acoustic sets and played a couple of gigs with them. So when their bassist left Neil got in contact with me and asked if I wanted to join which was a no brainer. In 2010 our drummer at the time had to leave and we had seen Adam play in another band and we knew then he was the one.

Q. How would you describe your sound in one sentence?

Honest, British puck rock with a dash of indie there for good luck

Q. What makes your music unique?

That’s a hard question! We don’t set out to make unique music as such, we just wanted to play and write music we like listening to. So if that’s unique then so be it! When I listen to the radio there are a lot of bands/musicians just playing the same music. So hopefully if you like 90’s and early 00’s punk/rock/indie then you might just like us.

Q. What inspires you to write songs?

Again, being from a small town can be frustrating, so writing songs is a way of reflecting and escaping from small town life.

Q. What have been your best and worst gig experiences?

We recently played a sold out gig at the electric ballroom in Camden which was pretty cool. The crowd were amazing and our set went down a storm. For me the worse gig was a place in London (which I won’t name) but we were told not to bring any back-line as this was provided. So, after travelling the neck of the country, the promoter decided to tell us there was no bass cabinet on stage and the only thing they could do was plug my bass directly into the PA system?!? I mean Jesus! It sounded like a wet fart! However the rest of the band found this hilarious. Anyway things didn't improve that night and our roadie ended up in a brawl. Not the best gig for us.

Q. If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life what would it be?

I can’t confirm for the whole band but for me it has to be Murder by death – Red of tooth and claw. This album really stood out for me and never gets old.

Q. What do you get up to when you’re not making music?

I tend to take my private boat out and party hard….. maybe not! We don’t really have much time away from music. Everyday involves some form of business, so any time left is spent at home.

Q. What are your goals at the moment?

To be the most successful rock band in the world….. One can dream.

Q. What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or gigs lined up?

We have just released our debut album ‘The Tide is Turning’, so a lot of our time is spent promoting and touring as much as possible. At the moment we are currently making a new music video, so watch this space. Next month we are playing with our buddies ‘The Computers’ in London and Manchester. Then the rest of the years we will be touring as much as humanly possible. So please check out our website for more details www.wearecolt45.com

Q. What do you think of Unsigned Band Review?

The unsigned band review is a great way of getting addition exposure that sites like Facebook and Twitter can’t do.

Q. What is the name of the last track that you wrote and what is it about?

The last track we wrote was Salt water which is ironically the first track on the album. This song wasn't going to be on the new album, as we only wrote it a week before travelling to Wales to record. It’s about reaching a point in life where you just can’t take any more and need change.

Q. What was the music scene like where you grew up?

The music scene in Cumbria has always been pretty healthy and varied. Like I said earlier there isn't much to do where we’re from, so most folk start a band as a way of escaping.

Reviews

Act name: COLT 45

Reviews of: Everybody Will Let You Down - FREE DOWNLOAD! (2)

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  • R O C K !! Testosterone filled 3 piece. High on energy and technique. They sound a bit like Blink182. No surprises but done with a lot of skill. Worth a watch live, if this is your favoured genre, I'll wager.

  • Proud to play this on my radio show - Young Guns meets The Lawrence Arms meets Thursday. Adore this!

Buzz

  • Big tunes, big energy and a big quiff. Colt 45, what more could you want?!

  • equally fit sounds as looks

  • read their Kerrang review today, very positive, for a very promising band

  • I was wondering, Seminal as in semen-al... or Seminal as in influential and of potential? Either way, good job guys ;)

  • Colt 45 you are Seminal ;-)

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