As I continue my coverage on the lead up to Liverpool Sound City 2015, I thought i’d take on a more local flavour and cover an up and coming band from Liverpool that have been getting some attention of 6 Music recently, All We Are.
Like a funkier Magic Numbers or a low key Bee Gees with a psych twist, there’s a lot to recommend about the local band All We Are. This is especially present in the track Utmost Good, with its funky guitar licks complimenting the mellow funk duet between the two singers, about a relationship on the wane. Keep Me Alive is a duet about the symbiosis between a couple and the dependency on one partner to rely on the other. This is exemplified through the lyrics “I’m giving you all that I can take [...] I need you baby, to keep me alive...” which gives the impression of a love transfusion, that each lover is a life line to each other. A promising debut from a band I hope we hear more from soon. If you’re at Liverpool Sound City, check them out.
Monthly music columnist for the Kirkby Extra, sometimes article writer for Get Into This. Freelance writer/artist/maker.