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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…InTechnicolour

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Rock quartet InTechnicolour are back with their new album Midnight Heavyweight, alongside tour dates with labelmates Skin Failure. We caught up with vocalist Tobie Anderson to discuss the band’s formation, influences, ambitions and more. 

Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself and your band. 

Now then, I’m Tobie, I do vocal duties for InTechnicolour and I’m a die hard heavy music fan! InTechnicolour started life as a passion project in a Leeds student house. Over the years it’s morphed and transformed into the groovy, stoner rock band we have today

How did the band form and how long have you been together?

It’s a long old story but boiled down, myself and Dave (guitars) used to play in college metal band 15/16 years ago. We disbanded when we all went to university. Years later myself and Dave got back in touch and decided to work on music together. We wrote a bunch of tunes using some riffs and ideas Dave had in the bank and the first InTechnicolour EP was born. With the addition of our third ‘original’ band member, Vlad, we decided to take InTechnicolour from being a passion project and turn it into a band proper! 

Can you remember the first time you realised you wanted to make music?

My dad was a touring drummer when I was a kid and I was fascinated by everything he did with the band. He also had a lovely little cache of hard rock and heavy music on cassette tape (Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe, Nirvana) and when I discovered that desk draw in his office, I very quickly stole those tapes and decided a life of dirty vans, motorway services and awesome gigs was the one I wanted…I think I was 7 or 8…and I’ve stagnated since then haha! 

Who and what are the band’s main influences?

We all come from insanely different backgrounds, so our influences are pretty disparate, but I think the common ones are bands like Deftones, Kyuss, Alice in Chains, Mastodon…all the good ones.

What do you aim to achieve as a band?

To play our music for as many people as possible. Isn’t that every bands aim? Main stage at Download or a front page in Kerrang would be nice, but honestly, we’re happy just making people feel something with our music! 

For those who are yet to see you live, what can they expect from an InTechnicolour show?

Volume. Mainly volume. And probably some breaks in the set whilst we fix an amp that’s gone bang. 

What’s next for InTechnicolour? 

Our new album Midnight Heavyweight is out now (plug, plug, plug) and our Nov tour dates with the awesome Skin Failure! Come see a raucous rock show and buy an album whilst you’re there (plug, plug, plug), Winner, winner, Greggs pasty dinner! 

InTechnicolour‘s new album Midnight Heavyweight is out now via Small Pond Records, available to stream or purchase HERE

See InTechnicolour live with Skin Failure at one of the following dates:

November 2022

Thu 24th – LONDON – Camden Assembly 
Fri 25th – MILTON KEYNES – Craufurd Arms 
Sat 26th – SOUTHAMPTON – Suburbia 
Sun 27th – BRIGHTON – Prince Albert 

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