By Anna Piszczkiewicz
It is during a Toronto showcase that I met one half of the provocatively named twosome We Were Lovers (aka WWL aka Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael ). As I waited in between sets for a band to take the stage, a young lady headed over to me. I had a camera in-hand and she looked sleek and oh-so stylish and I had a feeling she wasn’t just a festival goer.
Her name was Elsa, she was in a band that performed earlier that night. We had a lovely chat, she procured a laminated business card from her bag and I’ve been listening to their single “Islands” ever since. It’s an atmospheric synth-based perfect summer track that comes off the band’s just released full length album Pyramids. Check it out:
VIDEO: We Were Lovers – Islands
The electropop duo hails from Saskatoon, Canada.
Over the last four years the pair has released two EP’s—recorded in NYC with engineer / producer Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear, etc.), toured across Canada and much of the U.S., where they played festivals such as SXSW in Austin, TX, NXNE & CMW in Toronto, and have opened for artists such as Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, Diamond Rings, The Arkells, and more.
We Were Lovers are currently on tour along the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Check out their tour dates below. And don’t forget: When you’re out and about, don’t be shy and start up a conversation. You never know who may be standing beside you.