Balance leads to bliss. Extracting harmony from the union of seemingly disparate elements, Crooked Colours exist at an elusive crossroads between delicate acoustic instrumentation, evocative vocals, and dancefloor-ready synth transmissions. The Australian trio—Phil Slabber [vocals, guitar, production], Leon Debaughn [keys, production], and Liam Merrett-Park [drums]—could just as easily soothe a quaint coffeehouse or a chaotic club. Generating over 100 million streams, selling out shows on multiple continents, and garnering looks from Billboard, ThisSongIsSick, NME, and more, the group further sharpen this shape-shifting sound on a series of singles and their forthcoming debut for Atlantic Records.
After winning triple j’s 2014 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival competition, the group signed to Sweat It Out! in Australia. During 2017, their full-length debut Vera yielded the hit “Flow,” which gathered north of 25 million Spotify streams. On its heels, the 2019 follow-up Langata boasted fan favorites “Do It Like You” (11.6 million Spotify streams), “I’ll Be There” (7.4 million Spotify streams), “Hold On” (4.9 million Spotify streams), and “Never Dance Alone” [feat. Ladyhawke] (2.5 million Spotify streams). Among many highlights, they sold out The Forum in Melbourne (as captured on the triple j Live At The Wireless – Forum Melbourne 2019 EP) and The Roxy in Los Angeles as well as delivering an unforgettable set at Bonnaroo.