We Are Z

Indie pop outfit We-Are-Z list Devo and XTC as key touch points for their jerky, anthemic music. Debut single Airbrush, about the dangers of plastic surgery, is a suitably wonky introduction…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 26 Nov 2014
  • min read
We are Z are Gabriel Cazes, Clement Leguidcoq, Marc Arciero, Guillaume Charreau and Drew Wynen, an Anglo French outfit funneling the best bits of XTC and Devo into their music.

The trio have been locked away in their West London studio for the past six months, emerging only occasionally to road test the material they've been honing at a handful of well received low key gigs at some of the capital's cooler watering holes.

Debut single Airbrush is a typically unhinged piece of alt pop from the group. Savaging the practice of plastic surgery, the lyrics ‘we get the picture, you’ll be zero thin’ are a perfect introduction to an unhinged band who have a thirst for the surreal as much as energetic punk funk. Expect more teasers from the group in the run up to their 2015 debut album…

We first started writing music because…
We heard each others’ musical work and were curious. Gabby wanted to work with an English producer and Archie had previously worked in Paris and liked the idea of a London/ Paris collaboration.

We have been making music since…
2013.

Our music is… 
A mix of alt pop, punk, funk, rock, quirky and catchy.

You'll like our music if you listen to...
Vampire weekend, Devo, Metronomy.

Our favourite venue is…
London: The Borderline and The Social
LA:  The Troubadour
Paris:  La Maroquinerie

Music is important because…
Without it there is nothing.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Adventure, knowledge, music and art.

Our dream collaboration would be…
The Clash.

To try us out, listen to our song…
Airbrush.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Painting, cooking, making films, devising chat shows, on trains travelling to distant lands, applying for a one-way ticket to Mars.

In 10 years time we want to be...
Playing on Mars...

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