Beirut Jam Sessions presents We Were Evergreen
For those of you who love instruments such as ukuleles, xylophones, loop pedals, banjos, trumpets, percussions and so on, this one is particularly for you. Their mellow yet uplifting sound will inevitably get caught in your brain.
Who are they?
We Were Evergreen are an indie-pop Parisian trio (based in London) that was formed in 2008. Their shape-shifting pop songs blend folk melodies, electro beats and exotic rhythms.
We Were Evergreen are a celebration of life’s messy magic: their world is beautiful and deep, happy and dark. Here are universal modern tales drawing on the power of images to create songs both meaningful and surreal, delivered through joyful, eclectic arrangements that marry the organic, electric and electronic with ukuleles, xylophones and disco beats. Their music is a fusion of English folk and dance music and the storytelling traditions of their native France, with a kleptomaniacal approach to world music too.
Their first UK single dropped in June 2012 entitled ‘Baby Blue’ which was playlisted on XFM and played on Radio 1 and 6Music, and covered by everyone from the Guardian to Line of Best Fit. New single ‘Leeway’ follows in February 2013, produced by Ash Workman (Metronomy), a song indicating who they are as a band today and showcasing one of the funniest lyrics of the year “I hope this ends up in a Kenzo advertisement.”
This band are growing gradually and are gaining quite some recognition around Europe. They have recently supported some pretty big names in the industry these days such as Slow Club, Michael Kiwanuka, King Charles, Ed Sheeran, The Wombats, Emeli Sande and Little Dragon. They’ve also played at numerous festivals such as the LoveBox Festival, Shambala Festival, Secret Garden Party, Bingley Music Live and Bush Hall…and now we’ve got them coming with us!
Who’ll be the opening act?
Maya Aghniades is a Lebanese musician who’s just launched her first album entitled “Endless trail”. Her music has been grasping an audience around Beirut whenever she’s performed the tunes live. She’s working with numerous other popular bands in Beirut, notably The Incompetents, and she’s already started the works for her second studio album!
Where will the gig take place?
The Warehouse (seaside road). Here’s a map to the venue:http://thewarehouse.me/
When is the gig?
Thursday, February 28th. Doors open at 20h00.
Where can you buy your tickets?
– Pre-bought tickets on www.presella.com (until Feb 26th): $20
– Tickets at the door: $25
You can buy them at http://www.presella.com/ or at the door.
This concert is an all-standing concert.
Age restriction: 18+
For more information please contact: 70 488 170