“Ethereal joy…Straddling relaxed jazz, funky electronics, vaguely psychedelic rock and spatial dub.” CLASH (UK)
Victoria-based ASTROCOLOR formed in 2015 to perform and record live electronic music, recalling the sounds of Air, Massive Attack, and St. Germain. The band plays on the edges of funky house, breakbeat, jazz and ambient. Astrocolor III, their final in a trilogy of EPs that released in spring 2018, sees the band’s instrumental/electronic roots expand into traditional song formats that provide smooth yet catchy beats, built equally for a night of dancing at the club or chill party vibes at home. In 2017, they grooved their way through festivals such as Rifflandia, Song & Surf, Tall Tree, and Atmosphere Gathering, as well as performances in Toronto (Canadian Music Week) and Seattle (Upstream Music Festival). Most recently, they performed to a packed audience at the Centennial Square outdoor stage for TD Victoria International JazzFest 2019.
Look no further for a mood booster, as Astrocolor’s debut at Hermann’s Upstairs will transport listeners to dream-like, funk-laden atmospheres that blissfully inspire mental repose, dancing, and pure, downright fun. NEIL COOKE-DALLIN DJ, ANAND GREENWELL saxophone, ANDREW POIRIER guitar, WILLIAM FARRANT bass, PIERS HENSWOOD guitar, CHRIS MACKENZIE drums.