COLORFIELDS was conceived in 1997 by drummer- songwriter Ash Read (The Streaks, The Zap Dragons, Strawbelly) as a live electro band seeking to combine elements of the exploding electronic dance music scene with an authentically live rhythmic core. The Colorfields sound draws inspiration from a wide variety of musical genres ranging from the swirling psychedelic rock of classic bands like Pink Floyd to the live dance giants, Faithless; from the edgy sonic trip-hop songs of Massive Attack to traditional and tribal World music beats, while the thought provoking content and social commentary draws much inspiration from anarchist philosophy.
In 1998 Colorfields released their debut album Incidents, which was described by Stephen Sugar Segerman as â€œone of the most electric and thrilling indie SA albums of the decadeâ€. After a brief and intense period of touring, during which they shared the stage with Hip-hop giants, Cypress Hill, Colorfields disbanded due to Ash’s crippling drug-addiction – that very same addiction being the central theme running through the Incidents album.
Colorfields return in 2017 with a brand new collection of songs and a fresh line-up showcasing their unique sound. Ash Read (drums & vocals) and Kerstie Read (synths, violin & vocals) team up with legendary bass player Schalk Joubert and virtuoso guitarist Ben Badenhorst to deliver a pumping dance-driven set. The forthcoming album Decade, which is to be released on 23 March 2018, is a conceptual work bringing a message of hope and a clarion call to the rebel within for the advancement of personal freedoms, creativity and connection.
They kicked off the 2017/2018 season headlining at the intimate Aftermath festival, and will be appearing on the Main Stage of the Bazique Festival in March 2018.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM