Look Out For Debut LP Produced By Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Mogwai, Depeche Mode, Liars, These New Puritans)
NME – “An adventurous and modernist concoction of post-new rave DIY sambapunkdisco jiggery-pokery that’ll come as a shot of distorted filth in the arm for an overflowing UK electro-pop scene… They got band. We found heroes.”
GUARDIAN – “Part Hot Chip, part Talking Heads, if Fischerspooner topped Emerge it would sound like this… If someone doesn’t sign them, and sharp-ish, we’ll have a whip round and do it ourselves.”
DAZED & CONFUSED – “A hectic, bass-heavy synth-pop odyssey that sounds something like Can being covered by Buggles.”
TIME OUT LONDON – “We would describe We Have Band as ‘the new Hot Chip’ if that wasn’t being unfair to both bands. Their icy glitch-rock is already having them hailed as one of the top tips for 2009.”
It’s been quite a year for the three members of We Have Band, having only played their debut gig a year ago, the wonderful trio are now regarded as one of the most exciting bands coming out of the capitol. Their rise started last summer when word of mouth took over and a string of much loved and talked about small gigs in London were noticed by a lucky few including NME, Dazed & Confused and XFM who all signed up early for more.
Their wish was granted in October when both Puregroove and Kitsuné included WHB demos on their annual compilations, following up a month later with the release of their brilliant debut single ‘Oh!’ through 50 Bones. Joining the likes of Little Boots, The Shoes and Primary 1, who all had their first release with the singles label.
Now in Summer 2009, Darren, Thomas and Dede have spent the winter playing their songs across Europe and America, including a heavily praised run of shows at the recent SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Returning to compete and win this year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, guaranteeing them an appearance on the main stage at this year’s festival and adding more reason to get excited about one of the UK’s finest unsigned bands. Surely the unsigned bit will change very soon, friends and peers Filthy Dukes certainly think so, not thinking twice to pick up live favourite ‘You Came Out’ as the second single for their newly formed Kill Em All label.
The US digital release their Self Tilted Debut EP out in Mid September on itunes, features their first smash UK single, “OH!”, “Hear It In The Cans”, and their new single “You Came Out” (look out for new video), plus an amazing cover of the Pet Shop Boys classic, “West End Girls”. We Have Band have also done an exquisite remix for Bloc Party on their new ‘Intimacy Remixed’ album and will have ever growing calendar of worldwide dates. It’s safe to say it’s still only just the start for this promising act, which is good news for everyone. Festival appearances at Great Escape, London City Soundcity, Glastonbury, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Secret Garden Party and Stanton Calling are all now confirmed so don’t be surprised to see We Have Band on a stage in front of you very soon.
Hear It In The Cans
You Came Out
West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys Cover)
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