Fresh from their appearance at Glastonbury last weekend, we caught up with Parisian trio We Were Evergreen. Having already supported some of our favourite bands such as London Grammar, Metronomy and Ed Sheeran we couldn’t wait to hear more about what’s next for them.
Hi guys, you’ve just returned from Glastonbury. How was that?
It was INCREDIBLE. Much better than what we expected. So much happening all at once - but at the same time, it's also possible to have a laid-back experience. We stayed three days and played two shows, ending with an intimate acoustic set at the Crow's Nest, which has the most amazing view over the festival.
Are you performing at any other festivals this year?
Yes! In the UK we are playing Lovebox, Wilderness, Leefest, Larmer Tree, Somersault, Deershed, Tramlines, Kendall Calling, Castlepalooza and some more really big festivals to be announced shortly. Plus our own headline tour in November.
What do you like to wear when you’re on stage?
At festivals, something summery but still sharp - light suits with casual shirts - a blend of monochromes and neutral tones.
Do you have a festival survival kit?
Wellies and a toothbrush. William also wears a lucky wooden amulet given to us at Secret Garden Party a few years ago.
You’ve already supported the likes of London Grammar, Metronomy and Ed Sheeran. Is there anyone else you’re itching to go on tour with?
We'd love to tour with people like Vampire Weekend, Erlend Oye, Dirty Projectors or Tune-Yards whom we love.
Tell us a little bit about your sound...
We like to blend organic instruments and percussions with electronic sounds and latin influences - it's a mix of old and new, of right-here and over-there.
You’re originally from Paris. Why did you make the move over to London?
The move wasn't planned at first - we came to London, found the scene to be very exciting and had the opportunity of coming back more and more. Then we decided to leap over the Channel for good, for the challenge and the thrill of it - and we don't regret it.
What can we expect from your debut album ‘Towards’?
Songs based on grooves, loops and reinterpretation of myths. Electronic pop with organic textures and danceable rhythms. Enjoyment for all.
What’s next for WWE?
A new tour in the UK for November culminating in London at Islington Assembly Hall. Also, we've been talking to Richard Branson and we should very shortly be the first band on the moon. Can't tell too much about it yet though!
Don’t forget to check out WWE on Twitter @WeWereEvergreen. The debut album ‘Towards’ is out now. Find out more at http://wewereevergreen.com/.