We are Waves
We Are Waves are a new wave/ post-punk band, with modern electronic influences. WAW components are Viax, Cisa, Mene, Adriano.
They debut with a four songs EP in February 2012. After a period full of gigs the band released its first album ‘Labile’ in 2014 via Memorial Records. The album received enthusiastic feedback from audiences and music press, which in just over a year start describing WAW like « one of the best band of its genre in Italy ». During 2014 they get on a long Italian tour. In October of the same year they started working at new songs that will compose their second album, « Promises », released by Meatbeat Records in May 2015.
The following tour will lead to the publication of the electronic EP « Promixes ». A mirror image of the album they published just 9 months before. Not a remix EP but a reworked album born during the electronic gigs, that Viax and Cisa have carried around during 2015 in parallel to the traditional 4-members set.
We Are Waves are essentially a live band. In less of three years they have performed more than 100 gigs inside and outside Italy, including openings for CCCP, The Wombats, TheGiornalisti, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Aucan.
The most important influences are new wave 80’s bands like The Cure (WAW recorded a personal interpretation of the classic « A Forest » in their debut album), Joy Division, Sisters Of Mercy, The Smiths (present in the last EP “Promixes » with a distorted and synthetic version of their masterpiece « How Soon Is Now? »). But you also can find White Lies and Editors modern wave-rock, and especially synth-rave electronic music of Nero, Gesaffelstein, Vitalic, The Toxic Avenger.
Lirically, ‘Promises’ songs are fragments of everyday life reverberated in an introspective frame. Melancholy and fragility alternate with a sense of determination and awareness, in a continuous play of light and shade.