Hailed as one of the finest upcoming Indie Rock n Roll bands in the north west Ravellas from wigan triumphantly return to the blog with their latest release ‘Colour Me Sweet’ which is s uplifting, raucous indie anthem with electrifying riffs and stomping beats perfect for a boogie on the dancefloor
MIMR spoke to the band about the release as well as their future plans.
MIMR: Great to have Ravellas back on the blog, how has 2017 been for the band?
Ravellas: Nice to be back. 2017 has been really good to us. We went on our first proper tours supporting Highly Suspect, which ended at a sold out Koko in London, then we went onto support one of our hero’s growing up Tom Clarke on his solo tour celebrating The Enemy debut album. We’re really happy with the music we’ve put out this year as well and hoping to have some more music out before the years done.
MIMR: Tell us about the new single, what’s the story behind it?
Ravellas: We had a jam and were tryna get some new material together. Jonny had shown us this half idea with the lyric “Colour me sweet with sugar please.” And then some more nonsensical lyrics and straight away we thought it makes no sense but it’s proper catchy! We went down a bit of soppy love song route for a while with a bit more jingle jangle guitars and struggled to get it finished as it wasn’t really us. It was only really after Jonny flipped the meaning of the song on its head to recite a kind of hedonism fuelled night out with some clever and some not so clever metaphors that the rest of the song just fell into place.
MIMR: Festival season is over for another year, did you experience any of them over the summer and what’s your favourite thing about them?
Ravellas: We managed to do a few yeah and it’s definitely one of the best things about being in a band. Getting to hang with other bands getting pissed and having a chance to showcase your music to potentially new people who’ve never heard of you and getting to soundtrack a tiny part of their summer is what I love the most about it.
MIMR: What does the future hold for you guys, more releases?
Ravellas: We’re tryna lock ourselves away a bit before 2018s here and get some more songs written and recorded. For us, Ravellas are at their best when we’re writing music cause that’s what we’re best at. We have a few unreleased tracks that were really eager to get out there. The feedback we’ve been getting for a song we’ve got recorded called ‘Reputation’ is unreal so we can’t wait for people’s to hear it.
MIMR: Thanks for dropping in, all the best with the single. Where can people keep up to date with the band?