I’m slightly dismayed I managed to miss this when it was released last year. Perhaps I had to wait for the hot weather before I could take the song in. But I’m very glad I did. You should certainly check out their music if you’re digging their modern-day Dexy’s Midnight Runners/Mumfords without rods jammed up their arses thing.
Colours is a lot of fun to play and a very good piece for beginners to play.
The actual strumming pattern on the ukulele is dead simple. It’s just all downstrums:
d – d – d – d -
If you’re playing it by yourself you might want to try something a little more involved. I like this for most of the song:
d – d – d u d u
And if you’re feeling brave a bit of semiquaver strumming for the big buildup at the end.
d – d u d – d u d – d u d – d u
The guitar solo in the song (similar to the intro and played through the song) works well on the uke if you move it up an octave.
Here’s how that uke version sounds.