If one were to play a lightning round of word association, the phrase “Oxford, Mississippi” would likely evoke an immediate response of “Delta Blues” or something along those lines. At the same time, it’s highly improbable that the response would be “quirky cool Indie Rock with a twisted sense of humor, a stuttering sense of rhythm and wildly applied Southern Rock influences.”
Even those with a thorough knowledge of Colour Revolt have a difficult time drawing a straight line from the band’s visceral and careening sound and their Blues-steeped hometown.
Colour Revolt began early in the decade when the band’s members were still in high school. They played and recorded together as Fletcher after enrolling at the University of Mississippi. They eventually adopted the name Colour Revolt, a reference to the class war in the geometric novella Flatland.
Colour Revolt plays Northside Tavern with Sacred Spirits Saturday. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice.