More an experiment into the limits of pop than a band, WE are four bodies barely obscured by identical black boxes, a broken man machine of shrill synth grooves, bizarre guitar melodies, cartoon drumrolls and sax for special occasions. Borrowing strategies from the likes of the Residents, Devo and Laibach, WE replace the individual ‘I’ with the collective ‘WE’, transforming tender love songs into threatening revenge messages and military march tunes: “WE Want to Hold Your Hand”, “WE Will Always Love You” and “WE Will Be Your Father Figure”. WE translate the monstrous, violent, and traumatic, revolutionary process of the abolition of identity into pluralized pop. Songs about ‘me’ and ‘you’ become songs about ‘us’, intimacy becomes a form of collective action and the unique universal. WE present field recordings from the disaster zone of the culture industry. Fragments of 1980s club classics are sieved through the colander of 1970s power pop and pasted together into sticky B-movie surf tunes, not sold as chic upcycled classics but left to rot like a pile of discounted CDs in an abandoned Tesco.
Formed in 2010, WE released their debut 10” in 2011 and a cassette in 2014. They continue unabated.
WE are also on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
Ravioli Me Away – ‘The Inevitable Album’ GJ001
(LP album w/ digital download coupon. Limited to 500 copies)
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OUT 18TH AUGUST 2014
Digital buy via iTunes and Amazon on release date 18th August 2014
Ravioli Me Away are a dangerously ambitious and delusional all-girl jazzy, post-pop-punk, hip-funk outfit with a stylistic theme spanning all past, present and future human cultures and subcultures.
Consider vintage Bananarama played with twice the sass and urgency, only reflected in the eyes of a much overworked and downright exhausted Julie Burchill on acid.
A1 Good Team Player
A2 Cat Call
A3 One Kiss
B1 Romantic Amnesia
B2 Whats It About
B3 Rosie’s Prayer
B4 Hit By Love
B5 Euro Breakdown
B6 Scooby Loop