All We Are

Liverpudlian trio All We Are like to get straight to the point with their succinct pop and high pitched harmonies. Like ‘The Bee Gees on diazapam’ – their words, not ours – the band bring a universal understanding of classic pop to the murky world of melancholic indie that grabs you in a big warm seventies-tinged embrace. Together, the globe-trotting trio subvert the chart-friendly disco template into something much looser and weirder.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 25 Nov 2013
  • min read
Like ‘The Bee Gees on diazapam’ – their words, not ours – the band bring a universal understanding of classic pop to the murky world of melancholic indie that grabs you in a big warm seventies-tinged embrace.

Boasting three globe-trotting musicians who settled in Liverpool two years ago to attend local music college LIPA, All We Are have since gone on to become a cornerstone of the city’s vibrant scene.

They also count local rising stars Stealing Sheep and Dan Croll among their friends.

Norwegian bassist Guro Gikling, Irish born drummer Richard O’Flynn and Brazilian guitarist Luis Santos bring musical flavours from far-flung corners of the world, subverting the chart-friendly disco template into something much looser and weirder.

For their latest single Utmost Good, released on local label Obscenic earlier this year, they channelled influences as varied as Frank Ocean, Metronomy, TV On The Radio, OutKast, Bon Iver and Broken Social Scene. You can watch the video below.

Expect to hear more from the Huw Stephens-backed threesome over the coming months - they've just been awarded a grant to help bolster their careers in the latest round of PRS for Music Foundation's Momentum funding programme.

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