Are you a fan of electro dreamy rock? Umm, why not? Haven't you heard of We Were Lovers, the amazingly dancey band for Saskatoon featuring Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael? Well, it's a good thing we're here then.
With an EP and live show that will knock you into next week, We Were Lovers are creating quite the name for themselves as they tour around the world. Don't believe us yet? Catch them at The Horseshoe next Monday (Oct. 10) or Rancho Relaxo on Tuesday (Oct. 11).
How do you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard you before?
Electro Pop with dreamy, disco and rock elements.
If you could play one venue you've never played before, what would it be?
The Opera House in Toronto would be pretty awesome. I saw Albert Hammond Jr. perform there and was kind of awe struck at the time. Every aspect of the show was perfect and I couldn't help but think about one day playing there.
What would be your all-time, all-star supergroup?
David Byrne, Paul McCartney, Robert Smith, ?uestlove, Stevie Nicks and Lionel Ritchie featuring guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, ha - that guy's in everything.
What was the craziest live show you've ever played?
We played an awesome house show/party in Waterloo a couple tours ago and it was the best. The house was rigged up so that you could hear the band playing through speakers in every room and behind an aquarium the wall was cut out that led to a bedroom/control room where they did sound and recorded the shows from. There were tons of sweaty bodies jumping and dancing and quiet an interesting line-up - the only bill we've ever shared with a magician.
What's your favourite song to play live? Why?
"Partners In Crime" is a blast to play. We save it for last because it has tons of energy and is just the best way to end our set. We've also kind of revamped it so it has a bit more of a fresh feel compared to the EP version.
Say, for some strange reason, all the music in the world is going to be destroyed, but you can save all the songs from one decade. Which decade's records would you save?
The ‘80s, no doubt.
If you could switch places with another musicians in some type of "Freaky Friday" type incident, who would you want it to be?
Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham Circa 1975 - 1985
If you absolutely had to get a face tattoo of album art from one record, which record would you want to have on your face for the rest of your life?
The Beatles white album.
If you could have one musical superpower, what would you want it to be?
To have the ability to innately know how to play any and every instrument that exists. Not necessarily know how to play any song but just know how and be good at playing whatever instrument you pick up.
Do you hate your hometown?
No way. Everyone should visit Saskatoon at least once. It's a beautiful city and the music/art scene is really great. Just make sure to do so in the summer because our winters get very very cold. Like, 40 below cold.
Photo: We Were Lovers
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