Photo: Philip Slabber




Acclaimed Australian indie-dance trio Crooked Colours have released their latest irresistible single ‘No Sleep‘ – available now HERE. The electric new track combines elements of indie, house, and pop highlighted by lead singer Phil Slabber’s signature vocals alongside the trio’s iconic seductive indietronica production.

“We’ve always tried to meld emotional lyric content with dance production ideas and ‘No Sleep’ is a perfect example of that,” lead singer Phil Slabber shares. “At the heart of it, the song is about someone who treated a relationship with a sort of arrogant nonchalance and didn’t truly appreciate it until it’s too late. It serves as a reminder to hold on to the good things we have and to not take them for granted.”

Crooked Colours have quickly earned applause as one of Australia’s hottest new electronic acts, scoring over 200 million worldwide streams thus far with a series of increasingly popular tracks – including the recent singles “Falling” and “Love Language” as well as their breakthrough single, “Flow” – and show-stealing festival performances around the globe.

Their incredible tracks and remixes have received widespread praise with FLAUNT labelling ‘Love Language’ as “the summer romantic ballad we’ve been waiting for all year” and This Song Is Sick raving, “this uplifting new track carries you through a euphoric reminiscence of summer love, the overall groovy and boppy vibe that ‘Love Language’ emulates is the perfect way to close out these final summer nights.” Crooked Colours recently tapped acclaimed deep house DJ SNBRN for an incredible remix of ‘Love Language’ which received praise across the board with Billboard stating “the edit adds thickness, depth and serious vibe to the formerly indie leaning track” and Out Now saying the remix “takes the fans into a magical adventure with some hot dance vibes.” As if that weren’t enough, the remix reached #1 on Hype Machine’s popular chart days after its release.

The band has played massive sold-out shows around the world as well as delivered breakout performances at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest, Life Is Beautiful, CRSSD and more. The band is looking forward to touring again and playing rescheduled dates at Brooklyn Mirage in New York, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and festivals such as Outside Lands and Lightning In A Bottle.

‘No Sleep’ is out now via Sweat It Out and Atlantic Records.

“a steamy deep house heater that would surely get bodies together on the dancefloor, if such a thing were currently possible.” – BILLBOARD

“From pensive lyrics to pleasure-evoking sounds, Crooked Colours definitely know how to hit their fans in the feels.” – EDM IDENTITY

“Crooked Colours’ latest single ‘Love Language’ is the summer romantic ballad we’ve been waiting for all year.” 

“The single is everything you’d expect from the guys between the ease of cymbals and the all too real self-reflecting lyrics” – POPULAR TV

“[‘Love Language’] is an emotional track with tropical layers and textures filled with warmth. It has the classic Crooked Colours sound, it’s an intricate example of the indie tropica sub-genre and fans of their previous works will be in love with this new track.” – CULTR

“The track opens with vulnerable, almost pleading, lyricism from Phil Slabber, which meets the juxtaposition of a seductive & dance-able indietronic production courtesy of Leon Debaughn on keys and Liam Merrett-Park on drums. “Love Language” encompasses the signature style of Crooked Colours’ discography; emotive and evocative…” – INDIE SHUFFLE

“’Love Language’ has a slow-burning, steady build that comes alive and turns into an electronic dance gem.” 

“ ‘Love Language‘ is a euphoric new track that exemplifies an evolution for the trailblazing band.” 


Extracting harmony from the union of seemingly disparate elements, Crooked Colours exist at an elusive crossroads between delicate acoustic instrumentation, evocative vocals, and dancefloor-ready synth transmissions. The Australian trio—Phil Slabber [vocals, guitar, production], Leon Debaughn [keys, production], and Liam Merrett-Park [drums]—could just as easily soothe a quaint coffeehouse or a chaotic club. Generating over 200 million streams, selling out shows on multiple continents, and garnering looks from Billboard, NMEYourEDM, This Song Is Sick, and more, the group further sharpen this shape-shifting sound on a series of singles and their forthcoming debut for Atlantic Records.

Crooked Colours have spent quarantine back in Fremantle, Western Australia to focus on creating new music. Stay tuned for more exciting releases from the rising band!


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