I have a feeling that All We Are is definitely a band (and release) you’re going to want to be up on this year; preferably, right now. The Irish/Norwegian/Brazilian pop trio had a successful festival circuit run, they have a good producer for their debut (Dan Carey, who’s worked with the likes of M.I.A., Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes) and they’re fixing to go on tour with London Grammar; the correct ingredients that could be considered predictors for future prosperity. Now as for the band’s sound… imagine if the lovely Stars decided to go on a morphine drip and introduced more psychedelics in to their sound. A Number of Small Things mentions accurate descriptors for the facets of All We Are –¬†“dreamy melodies, supple psychedelics and gorgeous midnight disco grooves.”¬†All We Are, most of all, is just sublime. If any of what I’ve written tickles your fancy, listen to the Spotify stream of¬†All We Are below and see what you think of it. Cheers!
A global gathering made up of Ireland's Richard O'Flynn (drums), Norway's Guro Gikling (bass) and Brazil's Luis Santos (guitar), the up-and-coming trio won over this summer's festivals with their languid three way vocals and atmospheric live show. With the summer under their belts they're getting ready to release their self-titled debut album, produced by Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, MIA, Hot Chip).
A total democracy, the band write music and lyrics together, jamming tracks and words until they are perfect. They rehearse every day in Richard's unique living quarters in Toxteth - an abandoned school nursery of which he is the sole guardian. Most of the album was recorded in this space.
Currently prepping for support slots with London Grammar, All We Are have already been taken out on the road by Warpaint, with whom they are now good friends, and by Jungle, who discovered the band on SoundCloud. Performances at End of The Road, Port Eliot, Field Day, Reading and Leeds, Green Man and Electric Picnic have also seen them deliver electrifying sets, with their intense brand of performance featuring Richard's stand-up drumming and an almost telepathic kind of playing, focused around a triangular, inward facing positioning of the three players.
Inspired by a shared love of hip-hop and modern soul music, Guro calls their sound ?psychedelic boogie?, born of long, late nights and inspired by the great outdoors. Dreamy melodies, supple psychedelics and gorgeous midnight disco grooves - this is the sublime, swirling sound of All We Are.
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