Band of the Month (May 2017) :: Astrocolor
Neil Cooke-Dallin: Producer & DJ
Andrew Poirier: Guitar
William Farrant: Bass
Chris Mackenzie: Drums
Anand Greenwell: Saxophone
Piers Henwood: Keyboards
Band of the Month promo photos are generally courtesy of Rocktographers, a collective of Victoria concert photographers who cover shows, interview rockstars and, each January, showcase some of the best concert photos from local shooters.
Astrocolor’s photos for this Band of the Month microsite were provided, but Rocktographers shot photos with their charismatic leader Neil involving confetti cannons and vinyl throwing weapons. Click here to see those photos!
Astrocolor perform and record live electronic music, recalling the Chemical Brothers, Air, and St. Germain. The band plays on the edges of funky house, Balearic, breakbeat, and ambient.
Astrocolor II, the second release in an ongoing trilogy of EPs on Softtone/eOne, sees the band tackle minimalist house (“Tokyo Metro”), new jazz (“Figure it Out”), alternative house (“Push Too Hard” featuring Fox Glove), and dark breakbeat (“El Escape”). Mixed by Count (Tycho, DJ Shadow), Astrocolor II provides a silky smooth soundtrack at home or a chest-thumping experience in the clubs.
Astrocolor have performed at seminal western Canadian festivals including Rifflandia and Song & Surf, and are quickly becoming dance tent favorites. The band formed in 2015 and are based in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Astrocolor II – April 2017
Astrocolor – December 2016
Lit Up – December 2015
Astrocolor made its Toronto debut at Canadian Music Week (CMW) on April 21 at the Mod Club, and will be making its US debut in Seattle at the Upstream Festival on May 12.
They’re also playing Tall Tree Festival on June 24.
Astrocolor – Push Too Hard (featuring Fox Glove) (download)
Astrocolor – El Escape (download)
Astrocolor – Figure it Out (download)