Track Of Day – We Were Evergreen – “Second Hand”

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At first sight We Were Evergreen  sound like they’ve  invented a new genre “Parisian Twee”, put apparently live they are a completely different beast altogether . The trio  featuring Michael Liot, Fabienne Debarre and William Serfass  employ three part vocal harmonies, toy pianos, a jaunty horn section juxtaposed with glitchy electronics to produce an exuberant  sound that’s actually rather more sophisticated than you might first appreciate.  They seem to combine a huge range of genres from C86 to folk to twee to lounge to electronica ! We are reliably informed that their live show makes their compatriots Daft Punk look positively laid back as they effortlessly swap instruments and styles at the drop of a hat. Which I guess makes them sound rather like an upbeat version of the Arcade Fire.  In fact even during “Second Hand” they seamlessly embrace a number of styles without skipping a beat allied to an almost English melancholy to the devilishly clever lyrics [ “Everything I am is second hand“] when you get past the sunny melodies. Lovely.

 

 

You’ll have a chance to see them live for yourselves next month

MAY
Saturday 5th – Magpies Nest – London – Camden Crawl
Thursday 10th – Komedia Bar – Brighton – Great Escape
Friday 11th – Festival Hub – Brighton – Great Escape
Tuesday 29th – Bush Hall – London– Headline Show

 

JUNE
Friday 29th – Lava Lounge – London – LeeFest
JULY
Saturday 7th – Bignor Park – West Sussex – NOVA Festival
Saturday 21st – Mill Hill Field – Huntingdon – The Secret Garden Party
Sunday 22nd – Baldersby Park – North Yorkshire – Deershed Festival
Saturday 28th – Lulworth Castle – Dorset – Camp Bestival
Here’s another track  “Baby Blue”which has more bounce than a space-hopper on a trampoline Wink

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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