Cumbrian punks COLT 45 release their forthcoming new EP ‘Snakes & Ladders’ on 29th April 2016 with a special EP release show at The Brickyard in Carlisle also revealed for the same day.
Drummer Adam Lewis explains of the new material: “It’s about coming to terms with the fact that hard work and passion aren’t necessarily going to be enough to take you where you want to go, and that ultimately you’re on your own and you have to make your own luck. It’s that idea of one step forward, two steps back to make progress, and as a DIY band, that’s what we’re used to, and that’s where we feel comfortable.
We’re from a time and place where being in a band was about being on the same level as fans and anyone with a guitar or drum kit and the right attitude had as much chance as anyone else. This is a DIY record which reflects how we feel about the last few years we’ve spent touring and releasing our music. For every ladder you climb and opportunity you take, there’s someone or something to put you back in your place. I think we’ve got to a stage where we don’t care about that anymore, we just want to make music we want to listen to and hopefully we’ll reach some new fans with it and continue touring and writing for a long time to come.”
Recently winning national plaudits from the likes of Kerrang! Magazine, Rock Sound, Big Cheese Magazine, BBC Radio One and more, COLT 45 are a testament to the phrase “substance over style”. Merging heartfelt, small-town frustration with melodic punk anthems and contagious hooks, the trio have worked their way up from the bottom by gigging relentlessly.
They have become pioneers for the modest Cumbrian rock scene, recently launching their ‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ charity single to help victims of the recent floods and donating all proceeds to the Cumbria Flood Appeal.
Having recently toured Germany for the first time and completing further UK tours with The Computers and subsequently FAUX, the band are now gathering an impressive set of notches on the touring and festival posts, with more live dates and further new material in the works for 2016.
Catch COLT 45 live:
29/4 Carlisle Brickyard (EP launch)
30/4 Bristol Golden Lion
4/5 Glasgow Bar Bloc
6/5 Dumfries The Venue
4/6 Camden Rocks
15/7 Aspatria Festival
22/7 Alston LIVE
23/7 Touchdown Festival
4-7/8 Rebellion Festival