We Love from the front

We Love Brings the Love Tonight at the Gladstone

This Friday I'm heading to The Gladstone to see my friend's band, We Love, again after seeing their show last month. In Toronto out of university it seems like all of my friends and their dogs were in an indie band at some time or another; I've had to attend so many shows of incoherent guitar strumming and mike lambasting that my compliments had dwindled down to "you seem to really feel it!" or "nice lighting".

I'm subjecting myself to this again because l saw We Love's show in April at the Velvet Underground where they in fact sounded horrible but only due to the venue's garage-like sound system. I'm most assuredly not an audio person but the speakers were so bass heavy it sounded like my neighbor's loud TV through the drywall yet the band ended up shining through the muddy beats, which was no small feat.

Crappy sound system aside the self-described "rocktronic"band had an alluring moody sensibility paired with bouts of electronica - maybe Hot Chip's depressed older cousin. Throughout the show my dwindling attention span was held in-check with the amusingly snapshot posing and dancing. Arthur's rocking Bowie-esque sequin jacket and Nicole's smokily translucent dress brought a quiet smile to my face and the show was all the better now that I have "nice costumes" to add to my list of fake compliments for my other band friends.

More at welovewelove.com or Facebook. Next show is at The Gladstone on May 2nd at a special midnight show.


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