Color Killer is the new punk prodigy band located in Marlborough, MA. Fun fact about this punk band is: They are all kids! That’s correct, you read that right. I first found them on accident on Facebook when a video popped up in my feed. The first song I ever heard was their original tune “Down With Winter” and I was just blown away. There was so much talent at such a young age, and it was punk! It brought a tear to my eye to know that in this world today with all its craziness punk is still very much alive and well. Influenced by bands such as Green Day, Blink-182, Teenage Bottle Rocket and The Prozacs they are really making a difference and fast. They are also working currently with Jay Gauvin of The Prozacs writing a few songs. Upon contacting them, I actually found out that Lincoln, guitarist and lead vocalist for Color Killer, actually had the opportunity to join Green Day on stage. Which in itself is impressive and certainly an opportunity I would die for, but that being said, Color Killer stands all on its own.
Color Killer is a very unique name! I definitely get a Punk vibe from that right away! Can you tell me where you got the name from?
We were trying to come up with a name and were all just saying stuff. One of us said Color Killer and we all said : “Yeah, let’s use it”
Speaking of colors, I love your look! Who does your hair and what brand of dye do you use? Just out of curiosity haha.
Our parents do our hair, well, except for Nate who thinks he’s so special that he has to go to a professional. We don’t know what brand of dye we use.
How has being in a band changed your life? Is it difficult to balance your band life with school?
Our weekends are pretty busy with practicing or playing shows. We also practicing or playing shows. We also practice a couple days a week after school. We’re still pretty young and don’t get a lot of homework. We also don’t usually play shows on school nights.
We just play around come with a melody, then we have a couple of people that help us with the lyrics.
What do your friends and/or classmates think about your band? Have they seen you play?
Most of them think it’s cool. Some say only nerds are in bands. Some if them have come to see us play at shows. Some of our teachers have come to see us too.
Where was your very first show as a band? What was it like?
Our first show as a band was at Ralph’s in Worcester, at the end of last summer. It was a lot of fun.
Is there anything else you would like to tell your fans? Do you have a new album coming up or a tour planned?
We are going to start recording our first album in the next couple of weeks.
We will be playing the Ernie Ball Stage at the Vans Warped Tour in July 27th in Mansfield, MA
I just simply can not stress how important it is to the music community as a whole that a band like Color Killer exists. I feel like a lot of times when youth are experiencing creative outlets, they often get discouraged at a very young age by their parents or other adults. I’m not sure adults even ever really realize it, but I know I have seen it before as well as experienced it myself. One scenario I can think of from the top of my head was one Christmas I was with family and I over heard a child say proudly ” When I grow up I want to be and artist!” the jaded parent replied, “Well, that’s a nice hobby honey, but what do you want to do for a real job? You can’t make money off of art”
In that moment…that is when a dream dies. That kind of thing needs to change and it starts here. This is how we save the world. Thank you so much once again to Color Killer for taking time with me to tell a bit about their story and a special thank you to their parents, guardians, and other people who stand behind and encourage them daily. You all rock!
You can find more about Color Killer in the links below!
They also have Tee’s available! Shirts are $15 including shipping in the US. Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Include Size, Color and Address in the comments.)
I strongly encourage buying band merch. from bands on any level of fame. No matter what, this is how they survive in scene! Buying band merch. gets their music recorded, their band on the road and closer to your home town! So please, show your support!
Photo Credit: Jay Gauvin