We Have Band – “You Came Out”

The fresh-faced musicians pictured above are We Have Band a London three-piece with the racial and gender diversity of a Benetton ad. Fashion magazines love that shit, it’s like the UN of cool. In fact the only way We Have Band could be more diverse is if they recruited a trans-gender Asian midget – preferably on maracas. We’re almost positive this won’t happen. We’re also almost positive, and No Wave enthusiasts will agree, that We Have Band listen to a shitload of ESG. Just look at them – of course they listen to ESG. This, of course, is a good thing.

Anyway the video for their track “You Came Out” is a beautiful slice of stop-motion claustrophobia by way of makeup and mirrors. Their youtube channel explains: The face paint animation film is made up of 4,816 separate stills. Each and every frame was hand-painted, shot, wiped off and redrawn, slightly differently for the next frame in order to create a seamless sequence. This time-consuming process involved the band members lying still for two consecutive days in a studio.”.

Image via Dazed and Confused