Two wrongs don’t make a right, but two Stevens do make Future Colours. And here the band is, with its storming debut single, ‘You Don’t Have To Be Alone’.
While Future Colours’ material is positioned as ‘indie-rock noise’ that’s the brainchild of Steven Campbell and Steven Kelly, it errs on the side of grunge for me, which makes it even better. The two-piece band from the west coast of Scotland have an EP planned for later in 2021, so it remains to be seen whether they’ll channel the same sound or tip the scales with the indie melodies. But I’m certainly very, very game to hear more.
‘You Don’t Have To Be Alone’ is pretty gentle, by and large, with raw and delicate instrumental and vocal subtleties that smack of a more seasoned outfit’s output. There’s also something that reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins’ ’1979’ here (know what I mean?). Bonus. Plus, it’s clear that they’ve been influenced by Mastersystem and Idlewild — another reason why I reckon we’re in for some utter gems when Future Colours release more.
So, if you’re also into records that perhaps unwittingly bridge the gap between indie-rock and grunge, get spinning this pronto. Head to Spotify now, and you can give Future Colours a follow on Facebook and Instagram.