We Were Lovers’ dancey beats, swirling atmospheric guitars, and dynamic synths convey a wide array of moods and themes, as strong female vocals wrap stories of love and loss around catchy melodies. With comparisons such as “... Stevie Nicks-meets-The Cure pop." by The Austinist.com - The Polite Invasion: Canada Bands at SXSW, Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael have mastered a pop balance infusing electro, dreamy, rock and disco elements. Known for their heart-pumping, high energy live show, this duos undeniable connection radiates from the stage.
No stranger to the road, WWL has spent many months on tour across Canada and much of the U.S. including dates in NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles where they played at the legendary Viper Room. They’ve also opened for Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monae, Mother Mother, The Arkells, Land Of Talk, and the New York Dolls, as well as showcased at various festivals such as the WCMAs, HPX, NXNE and SXSW in Austin, TX. After releasing their self-titled EP in Oct ’10, recorded in NYC with engineer / producer Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, etc) and mastering engineer Joe Laporta (Vampire Weekend, The Raveonettes, The Walkmen, etc), the duo are primed to release their first full length album Spring 2013.
Praise for We Were Lovers
"Saskatoon indie-electro dance-rockers Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael have a penchant for post-punk guitars which lands them squarely in Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs territory." - NXNE.com, Toronto
"A little bit of 80s new wave with a little bit of New York grit, We
Were Lover's new self-titled EP shines over five songs, capturing the
attention of club kids and Brooklyn beat followers every where." - Amy
Dittmeier, www.heavemedia.com, Chicago
"Sure to be Canada's sweetest export since Maple Syrup, We Were Lovers
combines their solid pop sensibilities with an untamed rock and roll
edge.. WWL create popular music with an original twist.." - CMJ
Magazine, New York
"Hands down, Saskatoon duo We Were Lovers stole the show with their
addictive brand of dance rock and rhythmic energy..." - richchung.com, Vancouver Blog