How did All We Are come together as a band?
All We Are came from 3 different countries, Ireland, Brazil and Norway to Liverpool to study. We started the band when we left uni as a means to stick together and of course make tunes.
Where are you based now?
We’re still based in Liverpool, it’s an amazing city.
Can you please give us an example of your music writing process?
Sure, it’s quite an organic process. We get in a room and start jamming. Someone will play a hook, a melody, beat or riff and we’ll latch on to that and make it the basis of the song. It’s pretty diplomatic. The lyrics come last.
What are you working on right now?
Right now we’re just about to release our second record so we’re just working on promoting and touring that.
What is your gear setup?
Basically it’s bass, guitar, drums and vocals but it’s all pretty unusual. I play drums standing up, Guro plays bass like a guitar and Luis’ guitar pedal board is really epic.
How would you describe your music?
I’d say it’s cathartic, groove based, post punk.
What are your plans for the future of All We Are?
We’re going to tour this record and get the message out to as many people as possible. When we’re finished that we’re going to write another. It’s all a big journey.
What are you listening to at the moment?
We’re listening to a lot of post punk, Joy Division, New Order etc but we’ve an eclectic taste. Mainly we just work though our vinyl collection which is comprised of a lot of Domino artists and everything from Hendrix to Buke and Gase.
Who are your top 5 influences and icons?
Stephan Morris (New order drummer)
When are you playing next?
We’re playing in Manchester this evening so I better fly! Thanks for hearing us out!