Melbourne Alt-Rock Band All The Colours Release Fuzzy New Single "Tear It Down"
It doesn’t sound like it’s 2019 in All The Colours’ new single “Tear It Down.” There’s nothing modern about it except maybe the fact that it’s a miserable narrative on the future downfall of current society, but other than that, it could be mistaken for the brooding grunge of early 90s bands that made their way onto your older sister’s Walkman. It’s a single-song soundtrack to angst of the highest order.
“The song is about the impending doom of society and how if we don’t change things soon and break down some of our current systems, we will descend into chaos,” singer Joshua Moriarty says. “I’m a bit of a pessimist in my darker moments and this song was a way for me to express those feelings. I’m definitely as guilty as the next person of propagating a flawed system but I think writing songs in this vein is a way to make myself culpable and force myself to actually practice what I preach!”
“Tear It Down” is one of those songs you drown in — you’re meant to blast it at full volume and let it soak into you before singing along on the second replay followed by a third replay where you thrash your head to it and on and on and on. There’s no point in ever turning it off because it’s just so good, such a raging crush of grunge that you need it in your ears over and over and over again. Drowsy with a steady alt-rock crescendo, “Tear It Down” operates in two waves — one of the melancholy, lazing persuasian and one that rages and roars, moving quickly in and out of these two opposite worlds, a rollercoaster of rock that finds the band delivering second after second of frenzied fuzz. “Tear It Down” seems to spiral, stuck briefly in the limbo between angst and anger before devolving into its own heavy-hitting chaos. It’s killer.