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Member of new Indie band opens up about depression

Colour Colour
Colour Colour

Colour Colour are a three piece London based band who’s raunchy swamp rock and roll sound is inspired by classic artists of the 60’s and 70’s and informed by modern day pop sensibilities. A sound that not only throws everything including the kitchen sink at you over the sound waves but also makes for one of the most energetic and exciting performances out there at the moment.

Hailing originally from Melton Mowbray they like to think of themselves as the tastiest musical treat to have come from the area offering their own oven fresh radio friendly guitar pop.

Their debut EP 'Do Something Beautiful' due for release on the 10th June showcases their raw fresh talent, and this band are undoubtedly bringing something new to the table!

Joe Cartwright from the band told ABLE2UK about his experience with mental health…

"Depression is something I’ve suffered with for most of my adult life. Most of the time I’m pretty stable, but every couple of years or so I’ve had a relapse. Sometimes it lasts a few weeks, other times it takes months before I get back on track. It’s not something that’s easy to talk about and often leaves you feeling completely withdrawn and alone.

Music has always provided me with a connection to others, both as a listener and a performer, and I think that is one of the most important things to feel when struggling with mental health issues.

Playing music you care about with people you love can be incredibly cathartic, working together to create something beautiful (or at least trying to!) can help break the cycle of negative thoughts and has often given me a push to reach out, get help and start taking care of myself.

There is a lot of stigma surrounding depression and it can be very isolating but it’s important to realise that you aren’t alone, many people go through the same experience and you can beat it. Music and art are a great reminder of this.

If you are struggling then find a connection, get the support you need, and start making steps towards feeling better."

You can find out more about the band on their Facebook page Official websiteFacebook Events page and their Twitter handle.

Colour Colour will be launching the EP in London at Camden Assembly, London on 10th June.