WE-ARE-Z

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WE-ARE-Z - Indie Live Act in London

WE-ARE-Z Short Info

We Are -Z- are thrilling new purveyors of quirkily rhythmic indie-pop with an askew lyrical slant. They sing songs about plastic surgery, drug ODs and auto-destruction.

They’re a self-contained unit who write and perform their own material, and produce it in their studio in south-west London.

They comprise Marc "Archie" Arciero on bass and keyboards, Gabriel Cazes on vocals, guitar, keyboards and drums, and part-time magician Clement Leguidcoq on keyboards, percussion and backing vocals.

Forming in 2012, their songs are idiosyncratic yet accessible, largely observational, and wholly rhythmic and melodic. Falling tells of “late-night chaos” in British Cities. Easy recalls the time they were all simultaneously travelling the globe: Gabby in America, Archie in the former Soviet Union and Clement in Mongolia. Airbrush addresses “the tragedy and absurdity of changing your image, whether in the flesh, or via alterations to photos, to fall in line with modern acceptance of how one should look.” Fadeaway concerns the first visit by Gabby to London, when Archie tried to show him a good time. They ended up staying the night in St Thomas' Hospital after a friend of Archie’s scored a substance of dubious origin in Soho and overdosed.

We Are -Z- describe what they do as “alternative indie pop that you could file next to bands like Vampire Weekend”. Melody is key. Additional influences include movies, and biographies “of people who have lived extraordinary lives and existed on the fringes of what's considered normal”. They cite as examples Caravaggio the artist, Don McCullen and Kevin Carter the war photojournalists “who were tormented by what they'd seen”, and Diane Arbus who “celebrated 'weirdness' and ‘ugliness'."

They are destined to cause a stir with their deceptively infectious guitar-based pop.

We Are -Z- are thrilling new purveyors of quirkily rhythmic indie-pop with an askew lyrical slant. They sing songs about plastic surgery, drug ODs and auto-destruction.

They’re a self-contained unit who write and perform their own material, and produce it in their studio in south-west London.

They comprise Marc "Archie" Arciero on bass and keyboards, Gabriel Cazes on vocals, guitar, keyboards and drums, and part-time magician Clement Leguidcoq on keyboards, percussion and backing vocals.

Forming in 2012, their songs are idiosyncratic yet accessible, largely observational, and wholly rhythmic and melodic. Falling tells of “late-night c...

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Past Gigs WE-ARE-Z

  • 02 | 2016 London Upstairs at the Garage
  • 12 | 2015 London O2 Academy Islington
  • 10 | 2015 Paris La Dame Du Canton
  • 09 | 2015 Sheffield The RS Bar
  • 09 | 2015 London KOKO
  • 12 | 2014 London Totting Tram
  • 10 | 2014 London The Bedford
  • 08 | 2014 London Sebright Arms
  • 05 | 2014 London The Comedy
  • 01 | 2014 London Underbelly
  • 01 | 0000 London Hoxton Square

Discography WE-ARE-Z

  • 2015 Knucklehead Single | Sputnik Music
  • 2014 Airbrush Single | Sputnik Music

Media

  • Sound KNUCKLEHEAD
  • Video WE-ARE-Z "Knucklehead"
  • Video WALKAWAY WE-ARE-Z

Fan Radar

2,021 Fans
10,460 Views
8,137 Plays
1,244 Follower

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Gabriel Cazes Singer
  • Marc Arciero Bass
  • Clement Leguidcoq Percussion/Keys
  • Guillaume Charreau Drums
  • Drew Wynen Guitar

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