19 Songs, 1 Hour, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

We Have Band’s sophomore album, Ternion, opens with dark melodies and haunting vocals that have more in common with goth-tinged post-punk than the “disco rock” tag the band coined to describe its sound. It’s not until the track “After All” that the London/Manchester trio drops danceable beats alongside Autobahn-inspired analog trimmings. Over this, Dede WP and Darren Bancroft sing disaffectedly cool vocals that sound like Broadcast's late Trish Keenan collaborating with Kraftwerk. “Where Are Your People?” is an infectious standout, where commanding beats are balanced with soaring, romantic melodies sung in demure harmonies. The high-register male vocals, '80s-toned synths, and techno-tinged pulse of “What’s Mine, What’s Yours” may remind you of Erasure until the dynamic layering of otherworldly sounds turns the tune into an innovative original. “Pressure On” blends bygone house trappings with Moogy chirps and drones.

EDITORS’ NOTES

We Have Band’s sophomore album, Ternion, opens with dark melodies and haunting vocals that have more in common with goth-tinged post-punk than the “disco rock” tag the band coined to describe its sound. It’s not until the track “After All” that the London/Manchester trio drops danceable beats alongside Autobahn-inspired analog trimmings. Over this, Dede WP and Darren Bancroft sing disaffectedly cool vocals that sound like Broadcast's late Trish Keenan collaborating with Kraftwerk. “Where Are Your People?” is an infectious standout, where commanding beats are balanced with soaring, romantic melodies sung in demure harmonies. The high-register male vocals, '80s-toned synths, and techno-tinged pulse of “What’s Mine, What’s Yours” may remind you of Erasure until the dynamic layering of otherworldly sounds turns the tune into an innovative original. “Pressure On” blends bygone house trappings with Moogy chirps and drones.

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About We Have Band

The self-described "disco-rock trio" We Have Band offer up a mix of danceable pop and electro that, in the group's first year, had already been featured on several compilation albums and sampled by such prominent electronic acts as Friendly Fires. The trio -- comprising former EMI employees Thomas W-P, Dede W-P, and Darren Bancroft, all of whom share vocal duties -- hit blog spaces and compilations hard in 2008 with their first two singles, "Oh" and "Hear It in the Cans." Anticipation began to build around the group, and in late 2008 the single "Oh" was picked up for the French label Kitsuné's annual collection of promising artists, Kitsuné Maison, Vol. 6. "Oh" was subsequently released as a single in November 2008, less than a year after their formation. After making a splash with the single "You Came Out," the band's first album, WHB, was released in May of 2010. Two years later, the band formed its own label and released Ternion. The album was also accompanied by Ternion Aside, a version of the album remixed by Thomas W-P. The follow-up was recorded in their East London basement studio and produced by Thomas W-P, with help from former DFA member Tim Goldsworthy. Movements was released in April of 2014. ~ Celeste Rhoads

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