ABOUT FALSE COLOURS
1. a flag to which one is not entitled, flown especially in order to deceive.
"The ship was sailing under false colours."
2. an assumed or misleading name or guise.
to trade under False Colours.
Award-winning British male/female indie-folk duo ‘False Colours’ bring a refreshing blend of honesty, professionalism and playful self-deprecation to the stage as they perform their unique and intricate style of ‘happy/sad, rhythmic, jangle indie folk music.’
Their inventive and ear worm-inducing songwriting combines traditional open and fresh sounding folk style tunes, with a tenor guitar sound which is reminiscent of 1960’s jangle pop -which David plays both rhythmically and melodically, at the same time as providing a percussive drive via a foot pedal cajon. When combined with Polly’s warm and characterful basslines and the never ending vocal harmonies in their interesting but well blended singing styles, the thoughtful lyrics come to life with an original, unexpected sound that is sure to captivate, welcome, divert and uplift the listener.
“I think this is my top song for 2018 [Make Yourself a Sandwich] ... I spent a good two hours yesterday just watching everything [False Colours content] online and listening to the EP and I’m a fan! I love folk music and feel like this is great. These are great artists and I’m all in!”
Angelle Joseph, Presenter, BBC Introducing in Suffolk (speaking live on air on the Boxing Day Special 2018)
The duo began performing together in 2018 and in their first couple of months were booked to perform at the coveted FolkEast Festival. Being determined not to pass up the opportunity to make a good impression, they recorded, mixed and mastered their first EP ‘Here’s Something’ live in one day and released it that summer. This EP came to the attention of BBC Introducing and has received regular airplay since -as well as becoming a popular hit for listeners of Cambridge 105 Radio, where the title track ‘Here’s Something’ held a position in the Unsigned Chart for twenty weeks.
2019 saw False Colours support Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) as well as being rebooked for FolkEast in another full summer programme of festivals.
“Unique and captivating.”
Amy Wragg, Get on the Soapbox
What our audiences say:
"It's rare that I recommend any band but what I find so wonderful about Polly and Dave is that they are truly unique in what they do. This is real original music played and sung from the heart and mind and delivered with a huge amount of charm and warmth. I would book them any day."
"Superb! I highly recommend checking this talented pair out. They were my favourite part of LeeStock. I loved the humour, great songs and the overall sound was superb."
"Quality duo. Such a full sound. Lovely harmonies and refreshingly unique."
"Individually talented but put them together - wow, what a fantastic sound. Wonderful harmonies."
"One of the best bands on the folk scene today."