My epiphany with Hey Colossus came, as perhaps all musical epiphanies should, in the white hot cauldron of a live encounter.
In my case, that was earlier this year at Eindhoven Psych Lab.
June almost feels like a lifetime ago in some respects, but joy of joys – October brings us the latest Hey Colossus magnum opus, in the shape of ‘Radio Static High’.
By their own admission, Hey Colossus came, “Initially lurching from the UK noise underground in 2003 like a bedraggled audial creature rendered from toxic waste in a VHS horror movie”!
Evolving inexorably forward, “The six-piece London-via-Somerset troupe began 2015 with February’s release of ‘In Black And Gold’ – in which the brawny repetition-driven raunch they built their sound on was furnished and burnished by dub-derived spatial awareness and cinematic drama, making it both a bold reinvention and an uncommonly compulsive avant-rock document”.