Biography

There are multiple bands with the name Colt - British band, punk/rock. band from Germany, hard rock band from Latvia.

1. Colt (who changed their name from Living With Eating Disorders in 2005) are a British band, based in London, who combine electronics with more standard components of rock music to create songs that often feature calm, ethereal sections (which lead to frequent comparisons with bands like Portishead), juxtaposed with almost violent outbursts of desperation and chaos.

UK band COLT began as writing duo Living With Eating Disorders; Andrea and Jared met in a west London recording studio and on the strength of demos attracted the interest of legendary producer John Fryer.

In August 2004 they released their debut EP ‘White Like Snow’ and the end of 2004 saw the band support ‘Psychic TV’ and ‘Whitehouse’, but increasing pressure forced the band to withdraw from the public eye and on the 16th March 2005 LWED performed their last gig - a multi media gallery project ‘parliament of monsters’, with live sets, projections and sculptures.

Keen to move beyond the controversy surrounding the name, the band returned in October 2005 as COLT, with their debut album ‘These Things Can’t Hurt You Now, So Throw Them In The Fire’ to critical acclaim from the independent worldwide press.

In May 2008, After a change in the live line-up and a change of label, COLT released the new EP “You hold on to what’s not real”, featuring four new tracks, and remixes by artists including Arlen Figgis and William Bennett, on their own label Obvious Records along with the video for ‘Black Rabbits’.

On 1st of September Colt re-released ‘These things can’t hurt you now, so throw them in the fire’ through Obvious Records. The album, originally released on Halloween 2005, will include bonus tracks ‘Arm’ and ‘Lullaby Remix’ by Arlen Figgis featuring Mike Figgis on Trumpet, from the ‘Living with Eating Disorders’ EP ‘White Like Snow’, and the previously unreleased (but lovingly gigged) ‘Gag Reflex’.

2. Colt was a punk/rock band from Germany. They released two albums on the now-defunct German label Scene Police: a self-titled album in 2000, and “Marek” in 2002.

3. Colt is popular hard rock band, that got their popularity in 2011, when they released their album “Sapņi lido debesīs” (Translation: Dreams fly in the sky) with 17 songs in latvian, and album was nominated to Latvian Year Award in Music as the best rock album.
In the year 2010 band gathered 5 professional musicians - The “Iron Throat” Atis Ieviņš as lead vocals, rhythm and solo guitar: Rolands Majors and Harijs Zariņš, bass guitar - Toms Veismanis, drums and percussions Kaspars Pļavnieks.
Colt has been for tour to St Peterburg and Afganistan and they continue their creative work what they had started since.

Edited by fofferis on 26 Aug 2013, 19:07

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