Brisbane’s Fresco Kyoto Release Debut EP Crave for Colour


“[4 stars] Mmm, yes please to that voice. - Tommy Faith, Triple J Unearthed

“Soothing, picturesque indie” – AAA Backstage

One of Brisbane’s most impressive young live acts, Fresco Kyoto is a band that puts a premium on mood, texture and rich aural detail. Showcasing dramatic dynamics, exceptional musicianship and immediately captivating melodies, the band’s striking debut EP, Crave For Colour is released today.

This young five piece is fronted by Robbie Balmer, one of the most extraordinarily gifted young singers currently doing the rounds. Covering themes of self-realisation and self-discovery, Crave for Colour follows a coming of age narrative arc from Balmer’s point of view. It features four tracks – three of which were produced and mixed by the band’s own Cody McWaters.

Opening track and new single ‘Imposter’ examines both the fears and the irrationality of imposter syndrome – delivered with a quiet/loud verse/chorus shift that packs an emotional wallop. ‘Imposter’ follows previous single 'Inkman (Not Waking Up)’ which received airplay on Sat Bisla’s PASSPORT Approved program (syndicated to 70 countries) and gained the band a tonne of new fans at home.

At times reminiscent of Mansionair, at others closer to Bon Iver or Radiohead, Crave for Colour is an exciting debut from a thinking person’s indie rock band that really needs to be on your radar.

Nick Langley