Pop-Break Live: The Colourist (The Mercury Lounge, NYC)

Written by Al Mannarino


After finishing a successful run as the supporting act for Panic! at the Disco, The Colourist have embarked on their first solo tour. Their self-titled debut album was released on March 25, and they played a sold out show at the Rough Trade in Brooklyn. The next day they played another sold out show in New York at the Mercury Lounge. Now that they are headlining their own tour, they now have bands to open for them.

They brought along Night Terrors of 1927 and The Wind + the Wave for the entirety of the tour. The Wind + the Wave are a singer/songwriter duo that sounded like a heavier version of The Head and the Heart. They were an excellent way to start the show and I am excited to hear more from them. Little is known about Night Terrors of 1927, but I can tell you that they were also very interesting. The lead singer’s voice was reminiscent of Brandon Flowers of The Killers. Their stage presence was very awkward, but that didn’t effect on well they played.

After watching the two openers it was time for The Colourist. They played an awesome set, playing songs from their Lido EP and their new album. They even played a small yet awesome cover of Raining Blood by Slayer. It was a fantastic show and I highly recommend seeing all three of them live.

Set List:

What Can I Say
Wishing Wells
Hold My Head
Put the Fire Out
Yes Yes
Fix This
Young Hearts
Stray Away
We Won’t Go Home
Little Games

Al Mannarino is the associate editor and photographer for Pop Break. He is also host of the News Over Brews Podcast, Loot Care Unboxed, Backstage Break, and the producer of Behind the Brews. He graduated Rowan University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film & History. When he isn’t writing he is either trying to build his own TARDIS or taking a nap. Follow him on Twitter: @almannarino. His photo website is: http://alfredmannarino.com