We Have Band are Mancunians Darren Bancroft (vocals, drums, percussion, sampler), Dede W-P (vocals, percussion, sampler), and husband Thomas W-P (vocals, guitar, bass, programming). Now resettled to London, this is a dance rock trio who encompass the grooves of Talking Heads, the moodiness of Joy Division, and the best bits of Hot Chip, Foals, and The Rapture.
Their recently released album WHB was produced by no other than Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Interpol, These New Puritans), who added an extra touch of gloom to the ’80s-inspired dancefloor-friendly tunes. One can easily sense the hints of post-punk amidst the infectious hooks of WHB’s dance pop, while sombre tracks like Centerfolds And Empty Screens and WHB divulge the band’s fondness of the dark side. We Have Band managed to achieve a perfect balance between the darkness and the light, and this most promising debut proves it. Check it out.