Interview: All The Colours talk latest single

Melbourne alternative rock trio All The Colours are back with a brand new one-off single Heartbreakerthat was released on 30th August in anticipation of their third album Vol. 3, details of which will be announced later this year.

Accompanying their new single is a heady and decadent video to satiate any restless fans whilst the band are in the process of creating the new record.

Directed by long-time collaborator Zach McSweeney with the art direction of Joshua Moriarty and bandmates, Heartbreaker is a slow heroin sway that injects the sound of the ‘90s into ‘70s psychedelia for 2017, the twenty-year cycle in full swing. Playing on the tongue-in-cheek concept of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, it’s a trip to the carnal parts of your psyche and full of the danger of the impetuous, brimming with hypnotic, lusty riffs. Check out the new video below!

We managed to catch up with the band as they talk about the latest single and more!

So how has the release of Heartbreaker gone down with fans?

No idea! We only just put it out today. It’s a step in a new direction for us, we have been thinking about stripping things back and making the 3 piece vibe more present in the recording. It’s a taste of where we will be going for album number 3.

Tell us something about the video no one knows?

We just wanted to throw things together and keep that loose 90’s free for all vibe, the girls were a last minute addition, my girlfriend was helping to wrangle them together a day or two before we started shooting. There was a call on Facebook ‘does anyone want to get naked at a pretty estate in the country?’, the ladies were totally up for it and I think one of the quotes from them was, “ I much prefer to be naked than clothed in life so this is perfect.”

What was your favourite moment recording the video?

The whole thing was a blast, just seeing all the props and the location come together, everyone ad libbing and experimenting and playing around. I was impressed with everyone performance and how at ease we all were to be in such a bizarre situation.

Can you tell us anything about your upcoming album Vol. 3?

We are so excited about it!! We’ve been quiet for awhile but things are really starting to take shape now and we have a very clear vision of what it is going to be. Our mission is to write songs with riffs that every 15 year old with a guitar wants to play.

If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?

I want to work with All The Colours and that’s it. I don’t feel a need to collaborate with anyone else in this project, the 3 of us have plenty of songwriting juice to keep us going. Ask me that question again in 10 years.

What’s the alternative scene like in Melbourne right now?

I’m living in LA so I’m a little detached these days, but even when I was in Melbourne I wasn’t following it too much. There are definitely great bands around, Jono ( Toogood, drums ) went to watch this band called Orb play and thought they were on point, I’m a big fan of King Gizzard, you just have to keep your ears and mind open. I don’t think a scene is limited to a city anymore, it’s a community that extends far beyond the confines of local geography.

What was the first gig you all ever attended?

First gig that really blew me away was Beck at the Wellington town hall in New Zealand. I would have been about 14 years old and was a huge fan, it was right around the time of Odelay being released. He kept yelling into the mic about how “the freaks come out at night!”. He seriously had the funk, it was wild. There was the band with the horses heads and everything, alternative music at it’s peak.

So with Josh working on Miami Horror, what did the rest of you get up to in 2016?

Josh Mann: In 2016 I left house on a mountain after a horrid break up, but fell back in love with recording/writing on shitty tapes. Rediscovered the Humbucker. I watched in terrified wonder as an out of control and entirely metaphorical flesh eating slug consumed more people, some of them I would have called friend. I also took 0 strokes off my game.

Jono Toogood: I started up a business because music doesn’t pay much and I want to be rich.. plus I’ve become really bad at working for people so didn’t have much choice. Wrote a heap of riffs too which seem to making themselves onto the album so all in all a pretty productive year!