Rising breakout stars of the local scene, Franklin’s Colony House are still riding high on the buzz surrounding the release of last year’s Only the Lonely, their stellar sophomore album and major label debut, which is speeding up their ascent in mainstream rock stardom. Set to make a local stop on their upcoming tour with buzzy Seattle indie rockers Deep Sea Diver, Colony House will play Cannery Ballroom on March 9, marking their biggest local headlining show to date, after a string of high-profile support slots. A must-see local event, tickets are still available right here. Or, if you’re feeling lucky, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan; enter for a chance to win and read on for more about the lineup below!
Hailing from just down the road in Franklin, indie rockers Colony House have become a certifiable Music City success story in recent years, transforming from promising young local band to nationally buzzed about artist with their 2014 debut, When I Was Younger, and, now, major label act with their stellar followup, Only the Lonely, which arrived last month via RCA. The group’s genesis traces back to childhood for brothers Caleb and Will Chapman, whose father, Steven Curtis Chapman, is a successful contemporary Christian artist. Getting serious about the band, at the time called Caleb, in high school, they met guitarist Scott Mills through their cousin, and operated initially as a trio, changing their name to Colony House after an apartment complex where they formerly lived. Rounded out by bassist Parke Cottrell, the group quickly made a splash in the local scene with their initial EPs and promising early shows, and, after their debut album, they toured regularly, made rounds on late night television and festivals, and found breakthrough single “Silhouettes” the subject of regular radio play. Further honing their emotional, personal songwriting style and eclectic, indie rooted sound, Colony House only managed to improve with their latest effort, and have become a fast growing national presence ever since, revered for their genre-bending style and dazzling live show.
DEEP SEA DIVER
Helmed by talented singer-songwriter Jessica Dobson, Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver began as a moniker for Dobson’s early solo output, before being reconfigured to a proper band in time for 2012 debut History Speaks. From 2011-2013, Jessica served as a member of popular indie group The Shins, where she cut her teeth and departed with the blessing of frontman James Mercer, in order to pursue Deep Sea Diver in a full-time capacity. With a dreamy, experimental bent, the group’s take on indie rock is infectious and hypnotizing, and their sophomore effort, last year’s Secrets, only hones their sound and establishes them as a formidable up and coming act. Well-matched to perform alongside Colony House, you’ll definitely want to show up early and see what the buzz is about.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Tuesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. CST, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Colony House and Deep Sea Diver will perform Thursday, March 9 at Cannery Ballroom. The show is all ages, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $17-20.