All We Are are a Liverpool-based trio – Luis on guitar, Rich on (stand-up) drums, and Guro on bass, with all 3 chipping in on vocals – who hail from Brazil, Ireland and Norway, respectively. Their live show is a groove-filled, soulful treat, and their sound is somewhere between “psychedelic boogie” and “Bee Gees on diazepam”. Funded via Momentum Music Fund in 2013, the band exploded into the spotlight this year. Read on below for more details about swimming pools, soundtracks and what’s to come…
PRSF: Guro, Luis, Rich, hello! Thanks so much for being this month’s guests. We’ve seen quite a bit of you this year: you played our New Year Showcase in January, released your debut eponymous album, toured all over Europe and the UK, and played our showcase at Liverpool Sound City – what’s been your highlight of the last 12 months?
AWA: Hey! Nice to be back. That’s a tough one but it’d have to be the headline tour in Feb/March we did around the UK, Ireland and EU. It was great to see the album resonating with so many people.
PRSF: Watching you play live is always such a pleasure – what’s the most unusual place you’ve played so far?
AWA: For some reason we’ve played in a lot of swimming pools. Manchester and Wolfsburg, but there’s an old techno club in Berlin called Prince Charles that stands out. Big, bass heavy function one PA, dark and really sweaty. That was a great night.
PRSF: Have you got any tour rituals?
AWA: We like to have a few minutes to ourselves before going on to run the tunes acoustically, it sets the mood. Apart from that, plenty of beer.
PRSF: What music are you listening to at the moment?
AWA: Still loving Kendrick’s new album. That is an absolute belter, world class.
PRSF: If you could soundtrack a typical day in the life of All We Are, what tracks would have to be included?
AWA: Just read that Thom Yorke has written an 18 day long track called Subterrane. That would definitely set the tone.
PRSF: Tell us about the most exciting things that are in the diary for the rest of 2015…
AWA: Well, festival season is upon us and that means Glasto which is always something to look forward to, but we’ve got plenty great gigs coming up around the world. We’re also writing a lot in the time off we have between shows so don’t be surprised if we drop a new track here or there too. Good times!
Thanks so much for answering our questions. I’m sure we’ll see you again soon!
AWA: No problems, always a pleasure!