Stream the brand new EP from Colt 45

By Glen Bushell

It’s been great watching the progression of Colt 45 over the last few years. From their scrappy, raw beginnings, these Cumbrian punks have gone from strength to strength. Now, inspired heavily by their grass-roots, D.I.Y ethos of doing things on their own terms, Colt 45 are back with their excellent new EP, ‘Snakes & Ladders’, which we are exclusively bringing to you today.

“It’s about coming to terms with the fact that hard work and passion aren’t necessarily going to be enough to take you where you want to go,” says Colt 45 drummer, Adam Lewis. “Ultimately, you’re on your own. You have to make your own luck. It’s that idea of one step forward, two steps back to make progress, and as a DIY band, that’s what we’re used to, and that’s where we feel comfortable.”

“We’re from a time and place where being in a band was about being on the same level as fans, and anyone with a guitar or drum kit and the right attitude had as much chance as anyone else,” he continues, giving some further background into the creation of ‘Snakes & Ladders’. “This is a DIY record which reflects how we feel about the last few years we’ve spent touring and releasing our music. For every ladder you climb and opportunity you take, there’s someone or something to put you back in your place. I think we’ve got to a stage where we don’t care about that anymore, we just want to make music we want to listen to and hopefully we’ll reach some new fans with it and continue touring and writing for a long time to come.”

‘Snakes & Ladders’ is released on April 29th, and is available to pre-order here. You can listen to the EP below, as well as see a list of shows and festival dates the band will be playing over the coming months.

29 CARSLISLE Brickyard (EP launch)
30 BRISTOL Golden Lion

04 GLASGOW Bar Bloc
06 DUMFRIES The Venue

04 LONDON Camden Rocks

02 ESKDALE Eskfest
15 WIGTON Aspatria Festival
23 WORKINGTON Touchdown Festival

04 BLACKPOOL Rebellion Festival