Ahead of Saturday's game against Carlisle United, we welcome Nottingham band April Towers to the Weston Homes Community Stadium to play ahead in the South Stand Band Box.
The band come to north Essex in unusual circumstances – the U’s discovered their tune Takes One To Know One on Spotify and, when the song appeared on our pre-match playlist for the game against Ipswich in pre-season, a U’s supporter tipped off the band that their sounds had made it to Colchester!
April Towers are the latest act to emerge from Nottingham’s creative hub.
After the release of their acclaimed single Modern Psyche, the Nottingham lads immediately hit the studio with award winning, Aussie producer, Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals) to start work on their new EP Silent Fever. Drawing on the duo’s colourful spectrum of musical influences, the title track is musical hydration, as it combines light melodies with fulfilling bass tones and experimental synths and has been signed to forward thinking Indie label Lab Records.
Acclaimed website Gigwise has hailed the single saying, “It's time to dance away the winter blues, as 'Silent Fever' is a blissed-out inescapably infectious disco-rock banger, immediately transporting you to far more tropical climbs in a way that we haven't heard since Friendly Fires. The world is a bright place with you, April Towers.”
The duo of Alex Noble (vocals, guitars & keyboards) and Charlie Burley (production, samples, guitars & keyboards) have already received tremendous support from BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson.
Drowned In Sound featured them as one of their favourite new discoveries of 2014 while Crack In The Road labelled them, “a band to watch for the remainder of this year and beyond.”
April Towers played their first show in February of this 2014, and have gone on to play Dot To Dot and Tramlines festivals during the summer as well as support slots with Indiana and Tove Lo. 2015 saw a full touring schedule with Dot to Dot, Ibiza IMS and Lovebox.
Combining influences ranging from pioneering artists such as Jon Hopkins, Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead and a pop sensibility that recalls the likes of Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Cut Copy.
Their single ‘A Little Bit Of Fear’ highlights the duo’s knack for marrying incisive pop hooks with dizzying electronica and being licensed to the FIFA 16 game has given the band a global audience with over a million streams.
Make sure you're at the stadium on Saturday to hear the boys in action!
You can take a look at the band's website HERE