Watashi Wa

Biography

Watashi Wa doesn't want to confuse anyone; they just want to do what it is they do, and do it well. "We're a pop-rock band, pretty straightforward, but I think we're doing things differently. I think our songs have melodies that stick in your head, but still hold maturity." Having drawn comparisons to bands doing just that, such as Superdrag, Green Day, and the Goo Goo Dolls, Watashi Wa's lyrical and melodic maturity sets them miles ahead of a rock market currently flooded with endless generic and underdeveloped bands spiraling towards obscurity. Memorable melodies accompanied by perfect pop simplicity fill their Tooth and Nail debut, "The Love of Life," and make clear that Watashi Wa is unmistakably a rock 'n roll band of substance and personality.

"The Love of Life" is much-needed medicine for an all-too-prevalent and senseless negative worldview. New songs like "Life Is Beautiful" and "With Love From Me To You" deliver the good feelings with driving, modern rock beauty and an undeniable message of hope; occasionally lapsing into ethereal rock in the vein of U2 or Doves, Watashi Wa display their range and dedication to expansion of the sound and genre. Their use of palatable, everyday imagery and Seth Roberts's pristine vocal delivery translate their positivity concerning girls ("Joanna") and spirituality ("All Of Me") into a sentiment that's neither contrived or naive.

"'All Of Me' is about what I believe and how I will not compromise it or give it up for anything," says Roberts, the chief songwriter. The band's non-compromising stance is mirrored in their finely crafted pop songs, with a debut record produced by GGGarth Richardson that contains considerable depth without sacrificing pop appeal. With an expanding sound, weathered and experienced songwriting and a tireless tour schedule, Watashi Wa's charm will secure them as mainstays among fans of beautiful, relevant music. "The Love of Life" just might change yours.

Quick Bio

Watashi Wa doesn't want to confuse anyone; they just want to do what it is they do, and do it well. "We're a pop-rock band, pretty straightforward, but I think we're doing things differently. I think our songs have melodies that stick in your head, but still hold maturity." Having drawn comparisons to bands doing just that, such as Superdrag, Green Day, and the Goo Goo Dolls, Watashi Wa's lyrical and melodic maturity sets them miles ahead of a rock market currently flooded with endless generic and underdeveloped bands spiraling towards obscurity. Memorable melodies accompanied by perfect pop simplicity fill their Tooth and Nail debut, "The Love of Life," and make clear that Watashi Wa is unmistakably a rock 'n roll band of substance and personality.

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Line-Up

Seth Alan - Vocals, Guitar
Lane Biermann - Drums, Vocals
Roger Tompkins - Bass, Vocals
Luke Page - Guitar, Vocals