The Colour formed in 2002 when its members met as students at Biola University, a small private Christian college in the heart of the Los Angeles suburbs of Orange County. Singer Wyatt Hull, lead guitarist Luke MacMaster, rhythm guitarist Davey Quon, and drummer Nathan Warkentin gigged around L.A. with a number of bassists before the lineup finally solidified with the addition of permanent bassist Derek Van Heule. The group signed to the Lizard King label, a British pseudo-indie tied to Warner Music. The new wave revival single "Mirror Ball" and a debut EP, Out and About with the Colour, both featured tightly wound rhythms, jittery guitar riffs, and a vocal style from Hull. When both releases failed to generate any buzz, the Colour split with Lizard King and completely refashioned themselves. The Colour reappeared in 2006 as a '70s-vintage boogie outfit, with Hull bypassing his earlier vocal role models in favor of a white-boy-blooze sound closer to Mick Jagger. The Colour signed with the aptly named Rethink imprint of EMI and released their second EP, Devil's Got a Holda Me, in the summer of 2006, with the full-length debut Between Earth and Sky following in the fall.
On 6 June 2007 the band announced on their webpage that, whilst they remain friends, they had decided to "turn a new page" and move on from the band.
Wyatt Hull is now fronting the Ventura, CA based Cheetahsaurus, While the rest of the band has gone on to create/inspire with their band, We Barbarians.