Perth-based pop-punk band ColourMind release high-energy metallic track, "Trust," part of their upcoming album, Perfecting Failure.
More often than not, the brightest of talents shine through from the most remote of towns or cities. In the isolated town of Perth in Australia, many critically acclaimed bands from hardcore to punk bands originated from this hidden diamond of city. Now metalcore bands such as Invogue Record's Patient Sixty-Seven proudly take the throne of inspiration for one of the best bands to come out of this little pocket of sunshine. But for every band that bravely treads the path of success, another manifests in its presence to tread the same journey. Meet ColourMind via Sliptrick Records, a pop-punk band with a fusion of metalcore spontaneity. Colourmind has been known for its diverse range of music since 2020.
We want to inspire listeners to distance themselves and cut ties with the negative people in their space. There’s no use trying to impress them or win them over. They’ll likely return and want to share in your success, which they didn’t earn.
Drawing inspiration from popular bands like Green Day, Blink-182, Rise Against, Metallica, Slipknot, and Architects, ColourMind aims to create a thrilling and dynamic listening experience for their audience. Their dissonant range is shown in their new single, "Trust." "Trust" is a track from the upcoming album, Perfecting Failure. The song explores the issue of one's life path and the possibility of failure when put in another's hands. With potent lyricism and diversified instrumentalism, ColourMind is a strong contender out of Australia's many talented bands to make a strong impression on the pop-punk scene. ColourMind is dedicated to breaking barriers in the pop-punk music genre, and "Trust" marks the initial stride towards achieving this goal.
What started ColourMind? What inspired the band?
Jonny started the band back in or around 2020. He had played in multiple cover bands prior and had a few riffs and songs he had held onto since he first started playing guitar. He was always hoping one day, he would find the right like-minded musicians to form a band with. Jonny met their drummer Matt Wenke in Perth, Western Australia, and immediately started jamming well together. Later they recruited Tristan and Jimmy. It all started falling into place almost too perfectly.
What are your musical influences? What inspires you guys to keep creating music in this genre?
Jonny Essiech - Our influences are so close yet so far apart. I mean we all have a love for pop-punk bands like Green Day, Blink-182, and Rise Against. But we also love Metal bands like Metallica, Slipknot, and Architects. We have a cool music scene here in Perth, Western Australia. It’s like a HUGE family. Perth is so isolated, everyone knows everyone. We all mostly get along. The support from all the local bands is amazing. We look up to guys like Patient Sixty-Seven, who also are from Perth. Seeing those guys killing it right now, makes us strive to keep going and put more music out.
Can you describe how this creative process for this song was different from your previous singles?
Jimmy sent me (Jonny) the basic demo track one day, which was essentially the intro, main riff, and chorus. I listened to the lyrics and kinda sat with it for a bit. I started vibing with it, like yeah Trust is a bastard I can’t afford, you won’t see me rise, so how can I watch you fall? I was like dude, are you ok? Haha, We started jamming it pretty much straight away.
What is "Trust" diving into lyrically?
Jimmy Watson – I wrote "Trust" as I didn’t like what other people decided what I should do with my life and failed. I wanted to go against that and prove to the world how they underestimated me.
What have you taken from this single that was not in previous singles?
Jonny Essiech - For me, it’s the blend of two different genres. You can hear the pop-punk influences through the guitars and drums, but you can hear the metal influences in Jimmy's vocals. It’s what I love about it.
What message do you want your listeners to get from your new single?
Jimmy Watson - We want to inspire listeners to distance themselves and cut ties with the negative people in their space. There’s no use trying to impress them or win them over. They’ll likely return and want to share in your success, which they didn’t earn.
What is next for you guys?
Our debut album, Perfecting Failure is due to be released in mid-October. We’re counting down the days. From there we plan on touring a bit in Australia, and seeing where the road takes us. It’s exciting, we didn’t plan on coming this far, so all the rest is now a bonus.