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Genres: Rock / Alternative / Indie

Location: Raleigh, NC

Stats: 737 fans / 63,971 plays / 47 plays today






Members: Alex Lawhon (Vox), Dean Newman (Guitar), Quincy Mooring (Drums)

"They were a band looking for a singer and I was a singer looking for a band." explains Alex Lawhon, easily summarizing the assembly of the four individuals that would become known as Colourslide. "We had some fantastic songs and more importantly extremely lofty, maybe bordering egocentric, notions that this collaboration would become noteworthy," Lawhon continues. So, before ever playing a proper show together, the band booked studio time in North Carolina and decided they would record a full-length album. "It was backwards thinking I suppose - a record first, then shows and touring - but it seemed to be the most natural thing for us at the time - make a great record, then go promote the hell out it." This "backwards" philosophy paid off.

After debuting to a sold out room (thanks to relentless advertising and word of mouth) in their hometown of Gainesville, FL, Colourslide released their eponymous debut, which quickly went to number one at Awarestore.com. The record received extensive radio airplay throughout the south and was subsequently licensed to ESPN, MTV, Oxygen and E!. To date it has received over thirty television spots with many millions of viewers. "The overwhelmingly positive reactions and accolades received from the CD were quite unexpected," says guitarist Dean Newman, "Not because we didn't believe that it was amazing, but because it happened extremely fast and was so universally enthusiastic." The praises that Newman are referring to are the "Maxell Song of the Year" award in the John Lennon Songwriting contest for the Lawhon/Newman penned "Wake Up Call". Billboard magazine featured the band on the back cover of it's August 2nd issue for the win. Then being chosen as the premium unsigned band in the world by Gretsch Guitars as part of their 125th Anniversary celebration. "The relationships we have made with both of these organizations have been tremendously rewarding and anything but fleeting. "The companies really believe in the band," Newman continues.

2008 saw Colourslide performing on the Vans Warped Tour, a stop at Summerfest in Milwaukee, shows at Irving Plaza and The High line Ballroom in New York, festival dates in the Carolinas and a headlining show for ESPN in Connecticut. Somehow through all of this traveling the band managed to record its sophomore album and spend a month in Los Angeles mixing with legendary producer Jack Joseph Puig at Ocean Way Studios. The yet untitled release was mastered by the incomparable Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering in Maine.

When asking the band about the remarkable achievements they've garnered in such a short time Lawhon states, "The three things that every great band has are a resolute love of their art, extraordinary songs, and a mind blowing live show. I think we have all of those things...apparently I'm not the only one."

Colourslide plans a fall release for their new album. They have arrived.


  • Alisea said:
    Please come to Emporia, VA. You guys are amazing. Apr 12
  • Paulbmx said:
    AWESOME!!! Jul 24
  • Dani._ said:
    I LOVE YOU GUYS! Jul 14
  • Karlee Paiz said:
    you guys should really consider coming to Colorado we love you here!!! Jul 13
  • Beauty :: Lies :: Broken said:
    LOVE YOU Jul 10
  • abbeyrose said:
    awesome. i love it alot Jul 09
  • Rachel said:
    wow u guys are really good! cant wait to hear more!!! :) Jul 07
  • LoVe Me 4EvEr & AlWaYs said:
    i just found u guys but i love u already. u hav such a unique sound. can't wait to hear more Jul 02
  • AngeliqueIsRad said:
    ... that's all I have to say about your music. I think I fell in love again :] May 02
  • molly™ said:
    you guys are amazing! i love you! :] Apr 14
  • Roxyrae4175 said:
    LOVE your voice..its amazing and i love the music it makes me and my friends dance all over my house =] Apr 02
  • keough06 said:
    wow I haven't been this amazed since I found the arctic monkeys definatley getting your album Apr 02
  • Music = Life and Death said:
    Hey Colourslide! This is one of your adoring fans, Rene, from Trilogy! We love you all, keep it up! Dean, your the greatest, not just cuz you can play the guitar amazingly, but because your a great teacher as well! Thanks for all your help! Love ya! Jan 14
  • ada111 said:
    sounds really good... but why \'colour\'? Jan 10
  • goaliedude37 said:
    you guys are the best band i\'ve heard in a long time. i cant wait until everybody realizes how good you guys are too. Dec 14


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