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Posted May 8, 2012
'Ternion' was my first introduction to We Have Band. I had no idea what to expect and I was not disappointed with what I heard. There's a certain driving force that's present throughout this album, though it does die down a bit in the second half. Otherwise, it's nearly impossible to sit still, even if it's just a toe tap or a head nod. Perfect for a road trip or an after dinner party impromptu dance party. I don't know what genre in which to categorize We Have Band, but it doesn't much matter. They've gained a fan and I'm looking forward to discovering more of what they have to offer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 21, 2012
Ternion a Turn On
The second full-length album of this Manchester, UK trio has We Have Band really coming into their own. Yes, they still have an ethereal Dream Academy-like sound. But it's clearly an inspiration, not an imitation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There's an underlying urgency to We Have Band's material that sets them apart from that earlier group. That and a natural ability to write pop tunes that are attractive without being trite.
The opening track "Pressure On" may be dreamy with half-formed melodies floating over impressionistic electronics, but the next track "Rivers of Blood" will have you up on the dance floor (think Soft Cell meets salsa). And those horns on "Visionary" really make that mid-tempo song groove.
Ten songs of intelligent pop by a trio that plays -- and harmonizes -- well together. "Ternion" means a group of three. We Have Band is just that. And a darned good one, too.