Delight comes in many forms. The joyous union of a peanut butter and Nutella. A good bitch-slap scene on Hollyoaks. Or the talents of Ireland, Norway, and Brazil coming together in the form of All We Are, whose brand of indie-pop won us over last year with the excellent Feel Safe.
Their eponymous debut is much of the same, as expected: robust, low-key and deliberately unhurried sounds. Lashings of funk-pop are present on the likes of Honey and the old-school harmonies of I Wear You, while the record closes on a sunset of slower jams like Something About You – one of too many, arguably, but it’s apparent that immediacy isn’t a priority among the chronically low BPM.
There is a slight worry that, in their laid-back approach, All We Are may stay adrift on this slow wave of their own creation. Still, it’s refreshing to hear a band that aren’t focused on sledgehammer attention, taking their time over a record that slowly wraps around you. Worth a listen, for sure.