City and Colour dubbed by MOJO as Southful Echo and Southern Grit, have taken the UK by storm after the release of their potent new album ‘If I should Go Before You’. Debuted at 3 on the vinyl charts, its clear that City and Colour are doing something right. This man oozes soul with that rock crunch which makes them so irresistible to the ear.
“Unashamedly big and portentous, If I Should Go Before You sounds like the work of a man who knows he’s about to crack it…This is music to get lost in” – Q
“Soulful echo [and] southern grit” – MOJO
“Polished…atmospheric…Green’s mellifluous voice and processional brand of folk-soul” – Uncut
“Ambition is the name of the game here…this is a record that puts more weight upon textures and feel” – DIY
“If I Should Go Before You’ comes equipped with a sense of groove that is thick with power and purpose” – Kerrang!
“If I Should Go Before You’ is an engrossing, poignant stream of songs that remind us once more what a talented songwriter Dallas Green is” – Rock Sound
His titled track ‘Wasted Love’ brings melancholy and wanting to modern music. The music video that accompanies ‘Wasted Love’ a song that I have grown rather fond off, projects the bands image as wayward indie-soul musicians. The sweetness of the track is undeniable, however what makes the video great, is that you can see the band up close and personal. The gig scene is funky and represents that underground vibe, however I do think that the Green is so much more than that. Listening to the track you can hear Dallas Green, the man behind the music’s sweet voice, which is not only haunting but also edgy. The simplicity of Wasted Love’s video has clocked its fair share of views, even in such a limited time, which is impressive, but with the talent of Green it is to be expected. He is simply blissful. Check out there video below:
In addition City and colour are due to bring colour to February a dull month that will be brightened up by the band’s national tour in support of his brand new album with a highly-anticipated return to the UK featuring eight dates, including two night’s at London’s Troxy. City and Colour’s last taste of the UK came back in 2014, with ten stellar dates, including a sold-out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The band will be returning to the UK following an 18-date tour of the U.S. at the end of this year. In conclusion City and Colour and the band to watch in 2016, if 2015 is anything to go by.
February 18th – Brighton, The Dome
February 19th – Cardiff, Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 20th – Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 22nd – Dublin, Olympia
February 23rd – Belfast, Mandela Hall
February 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
February 26th – London, Troxy
February 27th – London, Troxy