New album Sunny Hills out now
Playing Latitude and End of the Road festivals
“Radical reinvention” Uncut
“A state-of-the-world-address disco child of New Order’s Age of Consent” Mojo 4*
“Dark drama that brings to mind Siouxsie & The Banshees” Q
Fresh from playing two storming sets at Glastonbury, All We Are share the video for ‘Dance’ – premiered by Pilerats. Taken from their propulsive second album Sunny Hills – released earlier this month on Double Six/Domino – it is the final part in their video trilogy.
Directed by Eoin Glaister and starring Thomas Gray, the video for ‘Dance’ shows the culmination of a town protesting a proposed motorway development, but perhaps not in the way expected.
All We Are are Guro Gikling from Norway (vocals, bass), Luis Santos from Brazil (guitars) and Richard O’Flynn from Ireland (drums/vocals). It hasn’t escaped them that the world seems to be spiraling into a period of darkness and through their music; they want to say it’s ok not to belong and it’s ok to feel different.
Produced by Kwes (Solange, Kano, Loyle Carner) Sunny Hills finds the band with a new sense of urgency and a new sound – one that takes in psychedelia, krautrock and post-punk. It’s an irresistibly danceable, dark yet uplifting record about what it means to be alive right now and the power of friendship and togetherness in a world intent on driving us apart.
Whilst political, Sunny Hills also documents the emotional rollercoaster the three-piece have been on in the past two years. Their adopted city Liverpool affected the album as well, it’s “an immigrant city with a proud history of welcoming everyone” they state, it’s also a singularly radical and resistant city and the band see a parallel between today’s climate of alienation and fear and the era of Thatcher.
Political, poetic, danceable and affirming – for all the proud citizens of nowhere, All We Are give you Sunny Hills.
Known for their thrilling live shows, All We Are topped off their headline UK tour with two sets at Glastonbury last weekend. Further festival appearances this summer include Latitude and End of the Road.
All We Are live dates
13th – 16th July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
31st Aug – 3rd Sept – End of the Road Festival, Dorset
1st-3rd September – Electric Picnic Festival, Co Laois, Ireland
Sunny Hills is available to buy on special edition vinyl with a stencil insert (available at Dom Mart and independent stores), vinyl, CD and digital. Additionally, initial copies of the special edition vinyl bought from Dom Mart will be signed.