FANS of Stortford indie superstars I Dream In Colour are in for a real treat as the band return for their first local gig in well over a year next week.
The guys will be playing a one-off headline set at The Square in Harlow on Friday, October 26 which promises to be a night of “fun and awesome music” according to the band’s front man Richard Judge.
“It’s always nice to play locally every now and then; we don’t do it that often so it’s nice to see people who you don’t see that much," he said.
“We’re hoping for an eclectic mix. There will be familiar faces such as friends and family and hopefully some others who haven’t seen us before.”
The band has recently finished a storming European tour and is now spending time in Northampton to record their debut album
“The album is going great,” said Richard. “It’s really exciting and a great thing to be working on; it’s been a long time writing these songs.
“[The gig] will be just after the first phase of making [the album] so it will be a kind of celebration for us.”
And the four-piece will be treating the Harlow crowds to some exclusive new tracks during their set.
It’s been a busy year for I Dream In Colour who performed at London’s Hyde Park and Victoria Park as part of the BT London Live celebrations during the Olympic Games – something which Richard described as “a dream come true”.
They also completed their biggest headline shows to date in Austria and Germany.
“We were mega pleased with that,” said Richard.
The band will continue to work on the album for the foreseeable future and are hoping to release their first single in February time, before going back out on the road.
But for now their sights are firmly set on a homecoming to The Square.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun and it’s local so it will be more like a party,” continued Richard.
Support on the night comes from local acts Blonde Louis and Benedict who were handpicked to play by the band themselves.
“I did a little bit of asking around about who was doing things locally and had a listen to a few bands,” said Richard.
“We wanted quite young bands that seem to be promising; we thought it would be good for them to play to an audience and spread the word about their music.
“It will be great to play with them as we haven’t had time to check out any local bands for a while.”
Tickets for the gig are £6 each and are available from http://idreamincolourband.bigcartel.com/ They are selling fast so make sure you don’t miss out.