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We Loyal

Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland | SELF

Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland | SELF
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Discography

• EP "Obstacles" out February 12, 2010 (CH), March 15 2010 (DE)
Autodistribution / Downloadstores Worldwide / Sorted Shops
• Remixes „Obstacles EP Remixed n°1 & n°2“ out March 15, 2010 (CH/DE)
Autodistribution / Free Download only (Zip File / Soundcloud)
• 7inch "Distant Heart" out May 14, 2010 (CH/UK/DE)
Plus Plus Records / Postmusic / Samizdat / Vinyl only / Sorted Shops
• Remixes „We Loyal Remixes“ out September 19, 2010 (CH)
Autodistribution / Free Download only (Zip File / Soundcloud)

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We Loyal was founded mid 2008 and therefore are at the beginning of their time.
After the musical journey from Basel to Liverpool, from which the critical acclaimed debut-EP „Obstacles“ emerged, over 40 shows in Switzerland and Germany with international artists such as Foals, These New Puritans, We Have Band, Wolf Parade a.o., won contests, a 7inch Single and a few Remixes, We Loyal arrived in the year 2011.
And this starts exciting. In search of inspiration, the band spends time in New York for a few Gigs and climbes the Swiss Alps to find new songs, before they return to Basel to record their new sounds with their producer David Berger (Outfit / Shadow Cabinet).

The songs are influenced by various settings and places of origin, playfully combining analog synthesizers with striving beats and dark vocals. Bands such as TV on the Radio, Joy Division and Foals leave their traces in this play of light and shadow.

“As we got in touch with the DIY scene in Liverpool we started to realise, that interesting music starts in your head, through your commitment, experimenting in a critical way and your decision to go your way. Our NYC-trip approves this way”, says Sandro Simon. And with these words We Loyal take their fate into their own hands, from recording and mixing to artwork and merchandise.

We Loyal are Ben Kuster (Bass, Synths, Vocals), Sandro Simon (Vocals, Guitar, Synths) and Fabian Trümpy (Drums, Synths, Vocals).

Short Facts
• Founded in 2008, won “NaturTalent“ (worth three studio days)
• EP “Obstacles: Recorded in Liverpool and Basel, produced by David Berger (Balloons a.o /Liverpool) and Manuel Bürkli (Mañana / Basel)
• Fall of 2009 Germany-tour supporting Mañana
• Won first place and the audience award at “Sprungbrett09-Basel Live Competition” (50 contestants, prize money 12'000.- CHF)
• "Newcomer of the Week" on DRS3 (National Swiss Radio)
• „Obstacles“ is critically acclaimed (Blogs) and airplayed (Radios) all over DE and CH
• Support shows so far (past&upcoming): Foals (UK), Rain Machine (NYC), These New Puritans (UK), Wild Beasts (UK), Wolf Parade (CAN), Zoot Woman (UK), Lower Dens (USA), Who Made Who (DK), We Have Band (UK), The Naked and Famous (NZ), The Black Box Revelation (BE), Fotos (DE), I Heart Sharks (DE), Ken (DE)