Wielding the kind of glitchy, disco tracks that side on the slightly twisted side of life, U.K. trio We Have Band
decided they'd need an equally contorted approach when they set out to fashion a video for "You Came Out". Here real life rubs up close against animated fantasy, as paint intrudes and spews across the surface of each band member face, altering identity with the help of the camera's stop-motion grab.
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 UK. 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 Kitsun includedWHB 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 or The Virgins who 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 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 North American 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 Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival and numerous other European festivals are helping WHB getting new fans day after day. CMJ and other North American dates should be announced soon, so don't be surprised to see We Have Band on a stage in front of you very soon.