As they ready for the Jan. 24th release of their debut album Colours (Capitol Records), British duo Graffiti6 will make their very first late night TV appearance tonight, performing their hit single “Free” on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” They made their national TV debut last month when they performed the single on “The Rachael Ray Show.”
“Free” the first single from Colours is climbing its way to the top of the AAA radio airplay charts where it is currently #9 and will impact the Hot AC format next month. It was selected as “Pick Of The Week” by USA Today, praising the track’s “bassline and singer Jamie Scott’s exquisite falsetto breaks.” Marie Claire described the song as “Pop at its most glorious” and called Jamie Scott’s falsetto “swoon-worthy,” while Billboard said in their review of the track that Scott and producer TommyD “makes the art of crafting pop gems seem like the easiest task in the world.”
The video which can be viewed on VEVO at http://vevo.ly/pLPSXr is currently in rotation on mtvU and VH1. It was featured as a “One to Watch” on last week’s VH1 Top Twenty Countdown.
Graffiti6 will kick off a nationwide tour with SONY recording artist Augustana on January 17th in Anaheim, CA, running through Feb. 7th in Atlanta, GA (full schedule below). They wrapped a tour last month with Latin singer-songwriter Xemina. 2011also saw them play Austin City Limits and shows with artists such as Fitz And The Tantrums, Oh Land, Talib Kweli and more.
Graffiti6 — a collaboration between singer-songwriter Jamie Scott and songwriter-producer TommyD were praised in a five-star review of Colours from London newspaper The Independent raving that the album—a mélange of pop, psychedelia, R&B, and British Northern Soul—is “an assured debut album that sparkles with invention and throbs with emotion”. They are now poised to break state-side with the release of Colours. Graffiti6’s songs have been heard on Grey’s Anatomy, Covert Affairs, CSI: NY, One Tree Hill, Parenthood, Chelsea Settles, Basketball Wives and the MTV series Teen Wolf. MTV has also featured the group in its Freshmen 5, Artist to Watch, and Push campaigns.
Graffiti on tour with Augustana:
01/17 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
01/18 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
01/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
01/21 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
01/22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
01/24 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
01/25 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
01/27 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
01/28 Chicago, IL Park West
01/30 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
01/31 Boston, MA Paradise
02/01 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
02/03 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
02/04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
02/06 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
02/07 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
“Free” video: http://vevo.ly/pLPSXr