Ascending Heavy Blues Rockers ‘King Colobus’ re-release their self-titled EP this February. We had a quick talk with the guys about their background…..
Stewart MacPherson (lead vocals & guitars), James Bailes (bass), Gavin Huck (guitars) and Simon Marsh (drums).
How and when did the band form?
King Colobus were essentially a long-standing portfolio of ideas, exchanged between James and me. Although we both came from the South West, we lived in London for nearly 15 years. Whilst in London, we spent our spare time working on music that we hoped would eventually see the light of day. It was difficult to commit to this project back then, as we both had other musical commitments.
When we both coincidentally relocated back to the South West, we instantly wanted to blow the dust of the ideas we generated. James and I both knew of Gavin Huck. We also knew that he would work incredibly well with our style and would add elements that would help improve the initial ideas.
Where did the name of the band come from?
When I was visiting Paignton Zoo, I saw these King Colobus monkeys. I was quite intrigued by the fact they are born white, yet turn black as they get older. It just struck me as an interesting thought. It’s a shame humans couldn’t do this.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
Bass heavy. Who needs ears when you can feel it?