The Colour

Devil's Got a Holda Me

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Devil's Got a Holda Me, the debut EP by the Colour, finds lead singer Wyatt Hull (who bears a strong resemblance to Robert Plant) taking a while to break out on the opening title track. But when he does, it's worth it; the tune's a moody mix of groovy, bluesy rock. This gives way to another mid-tempo pop/rock number, "Save Yourself," which brings to mind a cross between the Killers and Simple Minds. With only four songs here, it's difficult to get a grasp on the band, especially when they muddle their way through the classic rock feel on "Chariot of Gold," which turns out rather run of the mill and contains very little bite or verve. The lone tune that has some passion is the closer, "Until We're High," which instantly recalls the Strokes but with a more melodic chorus.

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