'The Tide Is Turning' Studio Diary.


It’s been a while since we did a proper post here, it’s been a busy old year so far though!

We finished work on our debut album proper ‘The Tide Is Turning’ at the end of February, then headed straight out on tour for most of March with our buddies Electric River and The Hostiles joining us on most dates. As usual, we enjoyed our jaunt around the UK, particularly London and Manchester where we always seem to get looked after really well.

This month we have a handful of shows, including a special unplugged gig on Good Friday in our home town Workington. Then in May we’re performing at our local Carlisle Music City festival, before hitting Camden Rocks and then Download in June!

The artwork for the album and a short teaser have been released (scroll down for a look!) and plenty of press coming in with news of the new record and our busy summer schedule, which also includes our first ever appearance at Kendal Calling!

2014 has been amazing so far…let’s keep it up!


The Tide Is Turning album teaser.

Released 28th July on Visible Noise

Photo Set



Studio Diary: Week 1 at Longwave Studios, Cardiff.


Competition: Win a pair of Electric River / Colt 45 tickets for London | Punktastic

Win a pair of tickets for our London show next weekend with Electric River from the good folks at Punktastic.


March & April tour dates


Click here to listen to Adam's interview on BBC Radio Cumbria

Adam talking BBC Introducing, COLT 45 plans for 2014, spring tour dates, new album and our first ever full Radio 1 spin….check it out 1h 40m in….


1/3 LONDON Garage w/ Electric River

7/3 GATESHEAD Black Bull w/ Electric River

8/3 CARLISLE Sands Centre w/ Electric River

11/3 GLASGOW Bar Bloc w/ The Hostiles

15/3 LANCASTER Yorkshire House

21/3 LANCASTER Yorkshire House w/ The Hostiles

22/3 LONDON New Cross Inn w/ The Hostiles

23/3 MANCHESTER Gullivers w/ The Hostiles

10/4 KENDAL Bootleggers


Check out some tour footage from late last year. ¬†Speaking of tours, we’re off again in March -¬†

1/3 LONDON Garage

7/3 GATESHEAD Black Bull

8/3 CARLISLE Sands Centre

11/3 GLASGOW Bar Bloc

15/3 LANCASTER Yorskshire House

22/3 LONDON New Cross Inn



Interview with FRONT Magazine and acoustic performance at Gibson Guitar Studios.


COLT 45 VS LONDON - FRONT – The funniest, sexiest magazine on Earth | FRONT – The funniest, sexiest magazine on Earth

Click above to check out a new video - COLT 45 in London at the end of last year. Big thanks to FRONT Magazine for always flying the 45 flag.

News on our 2014 plans coming imminently at, loads going on, and look out for March tour dates coming soon as well.

Tara x


BBC Radio Cumbria - BBC Introducing in Cumbria, 14/12/2013

Listen again to our BBC Introducing session from last week - includes interview and live acoustic versions of These Unspoken Arguments, Everybody Will Let You Down, Happiness is a Dying Art and I’m Drowning Not Waving from our debut album, as well as a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Positively 4th Street.’

Let us know what you think @wearecolt45


Number 3 in the Kerrang Magazine Readers Chart!  Nice one!