Gallery: We Were Evergreen at La Maroquinerie
Fireworks! Festival is in it’s second year here in Paris, run by the big promoter Super!, and encompasses and injects music into several venues in the city over the traditionally dreary moment of the music year-February. It’s a solid lineup of emerging indie heavy hitters, including Dan Deacon among others. Thursday night saw Dan Croll come in, alongside night headliners We Were Evergreen. Dan Croll steered towards the indie pop rock side, rooted a bit in whimsical melodies. Didn’t know about him before, but the band has that pleasant pop formula down.
We Were Evergreen though, I’ve known for some time now since being in France. They are based out of London, which seemingly lends a lot to the indie pop sound that, while some people think it’s too sweet, the public eats it up over and over for a welcome dose of pure lighthearted, cleverly experimental indie pop. Since last year, the songs have grown more elaborate, stretching and teasing along the lines of electropop more and more the way jam bands know how to let a solo drift the crowd into a bobbing lull. Michael, Fabienne and William are doing just that. Cleverly versatile, the French trio, based out of London, continue to surprise and hone down their craft without really ever leaving that core essence that has managed to get them to SXSW, CMJ and venues and festivals throughout Europe. Their latest EP, Leeway, is hitting the interwebs this upcoming week. (And their Kickstarter ends in mere hours.)
I’ll be honest, pick up the EP. Everything they do has been solidly wonderful in the catchiest of ways.