All through the 90’s, it was all over the media about how the CD was killing vinyl, how shite cassettes were in comparison and how everyone in the world should convert their collections to plastic. with only the briefest of restbites for MiniDisc to try and take over, MP3s came crashing in and pretty much obliterated everything before it, leaving the CD looking on sadky, sitting in chain record shops up and down the country basically having to beg people to buy them. That doesn’t stop HMV Manchester trying to charge £13 for Slow Club’s Yeah, So, though.
Anyway, contrary to popular belief, the vinyl isn’t dead – in fact, far from it. small indie labels around the globe still use them to make one-off records for tiny, brilliant bands. Though they’re often lovingly spun on a record player, most of the time someone just rips it to their computer and away we go – which is how this post on Brilliant Colors have come about, and though quite why that convoluted intro went on for so long is beyond reason.
Being an all-female, lo-fi group means that comparisons to Vivian Girls is inevitable – and, for the most part, quite accurate. They’re both got a similar sound, but whereas VG lean more towards the soaring pop choruses, Brilliant Colors have more than a hint of riot grrl about them. They’ve done a few 7″, but they’re seemingly all sold out/out of print, so you’ll have to do with these:
Brilliant Colors – Not this one mediafire
Brilliant Colors – Should I tell you mediafire