Toronto, ON – January 17, 2017 – Colour Film, the identity of Hamilton, Ontario singer/songwriter, Matthew de Zoete, is starting off 2017 on the road. After a tenacious tour schedule following the release of his April 2016 EP, Super 8  (via Ship Records), de Zoete is looking forward to getting back on stage to share his music with audiences across Ontario, starting off in London on February 11, with stops in Toronto, and his hometown of Hamilton. See full list of dates below.

Last year, de Zoete shared his music nation-wide, with an extensive tour that spanned every province from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia, and an exclusive show during Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

“The shows on this tour will be played with a small ensemble – guitar, keys, percussion, and harmonies – to bring the songs alive with colour and depth, while keeping the performances intimate,” de Zoete comments.

Having previously released three full-length albums of dreamy folk-pop under his own name since 2006, de Zoete channeled the various sounds and influences from those records into Super 8, a six-song EP that highlighted his melodic gifts and poignant lyricism. Standout track, Pull Out Bedfeatures an emotive lyric video you can watch here.

The six cinematic songs on Super 8 are set in an atmospheric soundscape conjured up with producer Les Cooper (Jill Barber, Good Lovelies) and features gorgeous harmonies by Julie Fader (Etiquette, Great Lake Swimmers). With a driving rhythm section, shimmering keys and lap steel, the album calls for headphones, a dark room, and a glass of single malt.  The rich imagery of the lyrics comes alive in the mind’s eye, like watching home movies in your grandparents’ basement.

All artists are constantly searching for something that sets them apart from their peers. As Colour Film, Matthew de Zoete has found it, whether you want to call it a voice, a philosophy, or simply a gift he never knew he possessed until now. The Super 8 EP is a first taste of a re-born singer/songwriter whose body of work is sure to remain as timeless as its subject matter. Catch Colour Film in Ontario next month to warm up from the cold with sonic stories of nostalgia.



Saturday, February 11 – Talbot Street Church –  London, ON

Saturday, February 18 – Mahtay Café – St. Catharines, ON

Thurs. February 23 – Burdock –  Toronto, ON

Saturday, February 25 – The Pearl Company – Hamilton, ON

Saturday, March 4 – The Boathouse – Kitchener, ON 

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi res photo

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