Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
Multi-instrumentalists Max Townsley and Drew Erickson make up Denton's The Colurs, and they've recently released their self-titled debut EP, on which they play all primary parts. They even composed an accompanying orchestral score.
The band is nominated for three DOMAs: Best Song for "Easy To Love," Best New Act and Best Pop Act. Below is my interview with Max Townsley, regarding a few very important topics.
How did The Colurs originate? Drew and I have been making music together for years. As The Colurs, we have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing musicians on our recordings and live shows.
What are some of the band's goals, both literally and musically? World domination.
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How do you feel about being nominated for three DOMAs? What are you expecting to receive if you win? Do you have any "terms" we should know about? I'm very pleased that we are nominated. Lot of very talented people also nominated, and I'm happy to be listed among them.
What makes a great pop song, in your opinion? Gotta have a great hook.
When do you turn into a snob? In other words: What are you most critical of? I will not stand for artificial Christmas trees, or that fake snow spray stuff. A minimal amount of tinsel is OK.
You've seen "Drunk History," right? If you were to get hammered and have to speak at length about any subject, non-music related, what would it be? If I had to, I would love to babble drunkenly about Tulsidas' version of the epic Ramayana, written in the common tongue and particularly beloved in North India.