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Boulder, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Boulder, Colorado, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Folk Reggae




"2014 Watchlist"

Here are the Top 10 songs/albums to look out for in 2014.

To celebrate our very first anniversary, I’ve decided to put together a quick watchlist on musicians I have previously worked with on IndieVerse.

Special thanks to each and every one of you for your support and contributions throughout this past year. IndieVerse would not be the same without you.


#9 Heart Compass by Intuit

Check out Intuit’s debut album – Heart Compass. Released on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

I’ll always be grateful to Colorado based singer-songwriter Jake O’Neal for being the very first musician interviewed on IndieVerse. His contribution to this website gave me the credibility boost I needed to attract other musicians. - IndieVerse

"Into it with Boulder band Intuit"

Intuit draws on a lot of different influences for an eclectic sound, but the core of the Boulder band's music is pretty simple and straightforward.

"Inspired by love for the earth and all her creatures," the band's bio reads. "Intuit intends to inspire movement in the body, the soul, and society."

Talking to Chloe Watkins, Intuit's frontwoman and cellist, that peace-and-love vibe is strong. She doesn't want to sound cheesy, but the message is important to her and the rest of the band, which includes Jake O'Neal on bass, Eli Mueller on drums and Neil Sullivan on guitar.

"We're just really into the environmental movement and want our songs to inspire the love for the earth," Watkins said. "It's a huge part of our mission."

It's apparent in Intuit's lyrics, and the various styles they incorporate suit that. It's got that classic Boulder blend of "world music," jazz, blues, hip hop and, most prominently, reggae.

So far, the band only has five songs professionally recorded. They're available for free listening on the band's website, and they're just a sample of a larger catalog; Watkins said they have a lot more material waiting to be recorded this spring.

They plan to have O'Neal engineer the record and bring in some outside help for the mixing and mastering. The writing is a group effort, but it starts with Watkins.

"I do a lot of the writing. Neil does a lot of the writing, too. It's kind of unique in the fact that we don't write our parts for every instrument. It's definitely total collaboration," Watkins said. "I'll come with the chords and the lyrics and kind of the feel, and everyone will come up with their own part."

Probably the most unusual thing about Intuit, though, is the cello front and center. Watkins has been playing cello since she was in the third grade and wanted to work it into the band somehow. There are challenges, she said, like amping it to compete with electric guitar and bass without getting a lot of feedback. Over the band's two years, though, she's worked it out.

"It's funny because when we started the band it was just me, [former drummer] Max [Grossman] and Neil, and I played the bass on the cello, and I was playing it like a stand up bass. I didn't do a lot of bowing. I was just holding down the low end," she said. "Eventually we needed a bass player, but I didn't want to give up cello."

When Intuit takes the stage at the Fox Theatre Friday night, it won't be the first time, but it will be the band's first headlining spot there. It's a pretty big gig for a band that's only two years old, and it must have a lot to do with the band's good vibes. Even when they have their individual problems, the band has a pre-show ritual to shake it off pre-show.

"We do this thing that we learned at Naropa. It's called bowing in, and you breath really deep and bow in together," Watkins said. "It's interesting, like right before performing, we do this thing where we kind of leave all of our shit at the door. We really get in this different mindset and we try to transform and be present."

Hear it, see it and feel it for yourself at the Fox Theatre tonight, when they'll be co-headlining with The Pamlico Sound.

Contact Ashley Dean at 303-473-1109 or On Twitter: - Colorado Daily


Heart Compass EP - 2013 



Intuit inspires movement in the body, the soul, and society.   With love for the earth and all her creatures, each song has a message inviting us to go beyond the surface into a deeper sense of knowing.  Formed in Boulder Colorado in 2011, their stylistic approach to both music and life is diverse but the heart of their sound is one. The band draws from reggae, funk, jazz, blues, hip-hop, folk, and world music to create a lively and original sound. With heart-warming lulls, energetic peaks, and endless stylistic shapeshifting, Intuit delivers a captivating groove that all can enjoy.  Let the music lift you up and take you in. 

For booking contact:

Chloe Watkins 720-219-4194

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