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

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 ;)

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