East London band to perform in their patch as Lovebox kicks off tomorrow



Singer Michael Liot is one festival-goer who won't face a lengthy trip home after Lovebox this weekend.

That's because the Frenchman - one third of We Were Evergreen - moved three years ago to a pad in Bethnal Green.

His fellow bandmate percussionist William Serfaff can also relish a short trip back to Bow while pianist and the final third of the pop act, Fabienne Debarre, lives north of the capital.

The band are set to entertain the crowds on Lovebox's second day, this Saturday, July 19.

Michael admits the band offers up a musical style that's "hard to define".

"We like to keep it all moving and evolving," he said.

"We have three completely different influences and we are all bringing something individual to the mix.

"These influences come from South American rhythms and on the other side, electronic music from Europe and maybe something French in the way of writing, although it's sung in English."

The band is fresh from its Glastonbury debut where the trio performed both electronic and acoustic offerings.

The beauty of Lovebox, says the 26-year-old, is its fun, chilled-out vibe within a relatively small festival space.

This year will see the likes of Katy B, ASAP Rocky and Duke Dumont and M.I.A head to the East End for the two-days of music and dance.

While he's been to the Victoria Park bash as a punter, this will be the first time Michael and his fellow musicians have taken to its stage.

"We are going to be doing a more energetic style, a lot of percussion and rhythm, but also a lot of live playing as well as recorded.

"In our music there are quieter moments and there are dramatic moments and we go between the two to try to create a journey.

"In a festival, there's that feeling you want to be caught by the music straight away.

"But, it's just going to be three people on stage having fun."

July 18-19, Lovebox, Victoria Park, loveboxfestival.com.