It’s People power
LAUNCHING their biggest tour yet with a sold-out hometown show, Melbourne’s We The People (pictured) are excited to head north and discover a fanbase in Queensland. Formed in 2011, the indie quartet – frontman James Seymour, drummer Jon Ferraro, bassist Phillip Black and guitarist Matthew Jennings – released their debut EP, The Truth About Fables, earlier this month. We The People are inspired by The Wombats, Yeasayer and Josh Pyke. Ferraro says the influences are evident in their sound. ‘‘We are pretty fluid at the moment. We are open to change and moving forward,’’ he says. ‘‘Our songs are open-ended, for people to interpret any way they want to.’’ Ferraro says the band is excited to connect with a Gold Coast audience. ‘‘We would love to make some friends up there,’’ he says. ‘‘Our live show is sweaty and fun.’’ For We The People, performing live is the most exciting aspect of music. ‘‘We want to get people dancing and get them interested in what we have to say,’’ says Ferraro. Sweetheart is the first single from the EP and We The People have just released a video to accompany it. ‘‘The song is about being caught in the middle of something,’’ says Ferraro. ‘‘It’s about finding your sweetheart to work together and fix it. And ultimately become invincible.’’
We The People, Bad Pony and Alaska Homer play The Loft, Chevron Island, tonight.