Manic Street Preachers, Alkaline Trio, Fugazi, The Gaslight Anthem, Brand New, Rise Against, Million Dead, Gang of Four, At The Drive In), and the frustration of wanting to get out and succeed against the odds. COLT 45 are on a mission to keep playing and writing as much as possible as front man Neil Harper explains; "It's all we know, all we care about and now it's time to take it up a level”. Not content with the limited music scene on offer in Cumbria, the trio have made it a priority to get out on the road as often as possible, covering pretty much every corner of the UK in the last three years, they have honed a respected D.I.Y reputation throughout the UK's underground punk rock community in the process. As well as increasing their live presence around the UK, COLT 45 are currently working on material for their debut album. "We've spent our whole lives in Cumbria", says drummer Adam Lewis, "we love being on tour and playing to new people, we just want to keep doing that and release a debut album we're proud of.
Anything over and above that is a bonus. We know where we're from and we know where we want to go, so hopefully the rest will fall in to place”. Their experience of working with acclaimed rock producer Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout, Twin Atlantic) for the production of both of their self-released EP's has given them a vital edge in the studio environment as well. This is demonstrated on the band’s most recent effort, ‘Inside The Triangle’, released in November 2012. The EP has been lauded by the likes of Punktastic; "[Inside the Triangle] signifies Colt 45's serious claim to be one of the UK's most exciting new rock bands," Kerrang!; "a trio of pissed off punks with some bloody big tunes - a full length album would be much welcomed," and Rock Sound; "certainly enough potential here to make them ones to watch." COLT 45 have built upon their strengths, delivering an anthemic punk-rock sound with a live performance that only enhances their energy and passion.
Inside the Triangle steers heavily in a direction crafted by previous effort, 2011’s debut EP ‘Chasing Yesterday’, which drew favourable comparisons to the likes of The Gaslight Anthem, Rise Against, The Menzingers, early Manic Street Preachers and Hundred Reasons. Spending the last three years extensively touring the UK club and festival circuit, notching up support slots alongside Funeral For A Friend, Gallows, The Computers, Lower Than Atlantis, The Subways, Young Guns and Fun Lovin’ Criminals, COLT 45 have proven their worth in both performance and their desire to succeed. They completed their most recent tour supporting Electric River as part of the Big Cheese Magazine Tour 2013. The rest of the year sets to be another busy one with festival appearances, further touring and recording their long awaited album. Read more on Last.fm.
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