Words by Toby Rogers
Liverpool; a city synonymous with sugerspun melodies. From The Beatles to The Coral via The Teardrop Explodes, Echo & The Bunnymen, The La's and Cast, Merseysiders have been blessed with a knack for finding good tunes. Even on derby day, the red and blue halves of the city will put aside their differences for a beer-soaked rendition of "Hey Jude" at the back of The Cavern.
The latest bunch of Scousers keeping Liverpool's melodic flame alive are All We Are. Don't let the name fool you, though. This isn't a bunch of navel-gazing Emos. Fusing kaleidoscopic alt-folk with the indie-pop sensibility of Bombay Bicycle Club, this boy-girl combo deliver sublime psych-tinged pop that oozes class. Not your typical Merseybeat band, they revel in the outward-looking innovation of the city's most creative musicians.
Blurring the weed-drenched haze of Warpaint with the icy sonics of Sigur Ros, new track "Cardhouse" is a glorious rush of atmospheric indie. The first track to be lifted from the band's new EP (their debut for seminal Liverpool indie Payper Tiger Records); it's a triumphant introduction to the latest in the great pantheon of Merseyside bands.
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