Colour Me Wednesday is an Uxbridge-based band determined to stick to its 'Hillingdon roots'. The foursome, who range in age from 19 to 21, are all studying creative subjects at university - but their real passion lies in writing and producing music.
They are proud of what they describe as their 'DIY work ethic' and are not afraid to speak their minds.
The band came up with the unique name roughly two and a half years ago - ironically, before they had even learned to play their instruments properly.
Jennifer Doveton, lead singer, explains: "Helen [Meragi, drummer] and I were in a strange mood and we were writing random words on a piece of paper. We asked people their favourite three and Colour Me Wednesday was born."
Jennifer and Helen have since been joined by Jennifer's sister, Harriet, on guitar, and the band's token male, bassist Sam Brackley.
But although the band is undeniably girl-dominated, the quartet insist this is not their defining feature, and they definitely don't want to change themselves to get ahead.
Categorising their sound under many genres, Jennifer describes it as indie pop with punk undertones and hints of ska and power rock.
"Our sound has evolved since we lost a member when she moved to university," she reveals. "It used to be riot and girlish but it has now been stripped down."
Each band member has their own particular influence; Jennifer and Harriet's main inspiration is Juliana Hatfield, while Helen's is Be Your Own Pet, and Sam is more interested in punk - but they all also admire Lemuria and King Blues.
And although the group would love to earn a living from music, their ultimate goal is to have fun and be themselves.
"We really want to stick to our Hillingdon roots as it's not good to pretend you're something you're not," Jennifer says.
One of the band's first gigs was at Battle of the Bands in Ickenham, which was a defining moment, as Jennifer remembers: "We were really nervous before went on but so exhilarated when it finished. That was the moment I knew this was what I was meant to do."
Another major highlight was meeting DJ Steve Lamacq, who gave them advice on song writing.
But the band's talents lie not only in music - they are all very creative and love art, taking the time to design their own CD covers and logos.
Despite this, according to Jennifer, the band believes "we don't feel we really fit in with art - we are good at drawing but it isn't the same as music".
Being so proud of their Hillingdon roots, Jennifer says the band's dream venue would be "a massive stage in the middle of Uxbridge town centre, so everybody could watch us, or a big park where entry is free".
* The band's next gig is at Club Fluorescent, at The Waters Edge in Cowley, on February 19. Entry is only £2 and the venue's main policy is that anyone is welcome.
See www.myspace.com/clubfluorescentmusic to find out more.