The Colonies are an indie rock band from Washington, DC. Their sound has been described as “hooky indie rock with contagious charm” by acclaimed blogs such as Obscure Sound. The album “Bound to Be Something Good” came out in February and the title track gained over 40,000 streams. The band has also gained traction around the DC area from opening for St. Lucia and Shaed at the 9:30 Club back in November, and supporting other notable acts like The Brummies, Warbly Jets and The Unlikely Candidates who they will open for later this month.They have gone through some lineup changes with two members graduating college, but the remaining members, Joey Mamlin and Pete Stevens went into the studio and recorded their latest single “Do Nothing With Me”. Mamlin performed drums and bass while Stevens handled both guitar parts and the vocals. After graduating college and getting professional jobs, the song was written with the theme of never wanting to grow up.
“Do Nothing With Me” begins with an energy filled and poppy drum beat before settling into its steady rhythm. The guitars and bass work together layering harmonies that have a sharp melodic presence. It has a feeling of 50s rock mixed with a punky 70s New York edge. The chorus has a giant sound and incredibly catchy percussive hook that will be in your head all day. The second verse dips into some surf rock inspired space before heading into another huge chorus. The instrumental breakdown plays around with the guitar melodies and harmonies while keeping the poppy upbeat groove. This is a feel good track that is brimming with honest personality and classic rock n’ roll sensibilities. You can listen to “Do Nothing With Me” on our Prime Cuts Playlists and follow The Colonies on the links below. Please continue to support artists like The Colonies and share this music with everyone you know.
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Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/thecoloniesband