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Colour Revolt Bounces Back … Into Grand Rapids


| by Nick Manes T


HE LI FESPAN OF A BAND is not all that dissimilar from that of a human being. Life in a band is filled with peaks and valleys; moments you’re proud of, occasional moments


you wish you could take back and times where members will go their separate ways. These moments of loss will often tear a band apart. Mississippi indie rock outfit Colour Revolt has had all these moments, but bounced back to create some of the best music of its career. 2008 saw the release of the


band’s debut LP, Plunder, Beg, and Curse, which brought a good amount of national attention. This was also the time period, however, where three band members quit, and Colour Revolt was inadvertently dropped from its label. Rather than packing it in, remaining members Jesse Coppenbarger and Sean Kirkpatrick went ahead. In 2010 Colour Revolt put out its follow-


record,” said Guitarist Sean Kirkpatrick. “We decided to just have full control of it.”


Upon listening to The Cradle, it’s obvious


from the opening chords that it’s a record from a band adjusting to some new realities. The first song, “8 Years,” vividly tells the story of a band reminiscing of its time on the road. “There is a lot more diversity to this


COLOUR REVOLT The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids Oct. 21,6:30 p.m.; $10 pyramidschemebar.com


record than our previous ones” Kirkpatrick says. “It has a lot more emotion. Some songs are very, very excitable, some songs are somber. It’s so different throughout.” On Oct. 21, Kirkpatrick and


the rest of Colour Revolt will bring their version of southern indie rock to midsize venue The Pyramid Scheme in downtown Grand Rapids. Despite that the


up record, The Cradle, with a new lineup. “The Cradle was our first self-released


band has been touring almost nonstop since the release of The Cradle in 2010, Kirkpatrick is more than confident that the band still has plenty of momentum to thoroughly engage an audience. Kirkpatrick says Colour Revolt tries its hardest to replicate the range of emotions that are so prevalent on its records. In the end, Colour Revolt is committed to rock and roll. “People can expect some catharsis in


there, and then just some extreme echo-y, reverb-y rock.” n


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