REVIEW: COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY - SUGAR COATED.
So I thought I Thought It Was Morning was flawless as debut albums go and I’ve been dying for new stuff from Colour Me Wednesday pretty much from the end of the first play. This is gonna be on a split with Spoonboy (who, honestly? I’ve never really been able to get in to. But that’s not really relevant here. Why even mention it? Aaaaah!) and it’s awesome and I love it. Harriet Doveton sings the lead for most of this one (y’know, that one out of The Tuts like) and takes centre stage for most of the video, where she disinterestedly jostles with a bunch of sexist bro dudes who think they’re better at guitar than her amidst brightly coloured 90s graphics that look like something out of Clarissa Explains It All. It’ll give you a headache if your screen brightness is up to high.
Musically it’s more of the same – more like my favourites of theirs (i.e. Shut) instead of the ska-leaning stuff, and it’s rad (that fuckin’ intro! Perfect!), but it’s the lyrics that are important – there’s been more and more conversations about these issues recently, with the “Not All Women” article put together by Allison Crutchfield being a particularly notable thing worth reading, and a song about dismissive attitudes towards girls in bands is clearly still essential and cuts right to the heart of the issue. The line “’actually you’re good for a girl, you learn quite fast.’ but I know what you’re thinking, ‘let’s see how long this lasts’” is just one of many that sums the whole bullshit perfectly. Spot on stuff.
I still can’t wait for more from this lot. If anything this has just made it worse. Goddamn.