Colourbox were an English electronic musical group on the 4AD label, releasing a number of records between 1982 and 1987. The band was formed by brothers Martyn and Steve Young, Ian Robbins, and vocalist Debian Curry. Curry and Robbins departed the band in 1983, with the role of vocalist being filled by Lorita Grahame from that point on. Colourbox stood apart from their then-4AD labelmates – bands such as Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, and This Mortal Coil (although the Young brothers contributed to tracks on the latter project's first two albums It'll End in Tears and Filigree & Shadow). Their sound was eclectic, drawing from reggae and soul influences (with covers of tracks by U-Roy and Augustus Pablo released as singles), beat-box driven hip-hop rhythms, blue-eyed soul, as well as a fusion of far-ranging influences spanning from classic R&B, to dub and industrial.

Links To Peel

Peel played Colourbox debut single and continued supporting the band through their playlist via the 4AD label and one of their tracks, The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme, entered at number 46 in the 1986 Festive Fifty. A year later, Colourbox member Martin Young collaborated with A.R. Kane to form M/A/R/R/S, who produced the one off Pump Up The Volume, which not only entered at number 46 in the 1987 Festive Fifty, but also reached number 1 in the UK singles chart for 2 weeks.

Festive Fifty Entries

Other Shows Played



Colourbox- Shotgun04:12

Colourbox- Shotgun



Colourbox - The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme03:13

Colourbox - The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme



External Links

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