Nightbox / Rush Midnight / Color Channel
With their self-titled debut EP on Last Gang Records, Nightbox caught the attention of the BBC, which ranked their performance among the top 10 of those in the 2011 Electric Picnic Festival. Over the next couple of years, support slots on both sides of the Atlantic for Ellie Goulding, Cults, and DFA 1979 followed, along with international tours with LIGHTS, Dragonette, and, most recently, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. The band also received critical praise from U.K. press (NME, Dazed & Confused, BBC Radio 1), Canadian media, and a slew of top blogs like Neon Gold and Kick Kick Snare.
Check out Nightbox's official video for "Burning" here:
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Russ Manning went on tour across Europe and Australia in early 2010. He began to write songs in two-star hotel rooms and mix them in a van. By 2012, Manning had discovered his voice as an alter ego called Rush Midnight. New York label Cascine released his debut EP +1 with production support from George Lewis Jr.
Performing a spectral mix of dance, rock, and psychedelic pop, Color Channel's short season as a band has displayed its increasing ability to produce music dripping with love, zeal, and a less-is-more attitude. While its live sound is stylistically uninhibited, the band remains dedicated to spawning the irresistible urge to dance in their fans. Color Channel continually challenges itself to pair madness and spontaneity with sonic maturity and restraint.