Colourwheel were a nineties indie guitar, jingle jangle, shoegazer, power pop band based in Adelaide, Australia. They played 123 gigs between February 1992 and September 1997. Live performance highlights included The Big Day Out and supports for Ed Kuepper and The Stone Roses.
Colourwheel released four disks. Their debut EP ‘junkyard’ was released in 1994 and made it to number 12 on 3d Radio’s most played 101 recordings for the year. The band released their next EP '4 Speed Overdrive' in 1997. Dead Letter Records (Australia) posthumously released a third EP ‘Subsonic Afterglow’ in 2006 and a fourth, ‘Transmission Breakdown’, in late 2012.
Colourwheel were influenced by The Church, Loyd Cole and the Commotions, Died Pretty, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ride, The Stone Roses, The Saints, The Who, You Am I, The Pixies, The Breeders, The Cruel Sea, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Robyn Hitchcock, The Garden Path, Dinosaur Junior, Teenage Fanclub, Ed Kuepper, Straightjacket Fits, Nirvana, Oasis, U2, The Cure, The Smiths, Dream Wake Dream, Tom Smith and many others.