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(We Are) Performance

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(We are) Performance met in Manchester, England, while all three members attended university. The band members are Joe Stetch (Singer), Laura Marsden (Guitar) and Joe Cross (Drums). Laura’s sister Hilary Marsden was a brief member of the band before leaving after the release of their debut album.

After being dropped by their first record label, the band were asked by their new label to change their name, (then, Performance) to get away from the negativity of the band, and (We Are) Performance was born out of it.

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  • victimofkratina

    Self titled album https://mega.co.nz/#!hgZRVSJC!PXFYNvwuvcl_527zTHUPi6phwFDo3JDV_X_6Xqnu50Y

    6 Jul 12:58am Reply
  • slowpard

    Sorry, but it's a complete bullshit.

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • the_karo

    masterpiece electro!

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • kaminari_tsu

    this guys are fuckin' awesome *___*

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • hodenkoff

    oh oh oh I LOVE "The Ending"

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Skotopes

    "Red Brick Heart" sick work. thx&gl guys.. :)

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • tabeatabea

    Criminally underrated :( [3]

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • NikoDisorder

    @danzero : Please don't do that! The name of the band IS Performance, the (We Are) Performance name change was just because of a mess with their former record label (read their official Facebook page). On last.fm, the Performance page was administrated by Fiction/Polydor and this one by the band (but they don't really care about last.fm anymore) and I don't think it's possible to merge them. For the sake of giving the band more visibility please scrobble everything under the name Performance, even the songs form the first album.

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • deborah_carne

    Criminally underrated :( [2]

    26 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TastyCrackers

    Criminally underrated :(

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • danzero

    @HappinessHURTS - No. In this page, I've informed "(We Are) Performance" is correct and, at "Performance" page, I've informed that name was wrong and suggested correction into "(We Are) Performance".

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Plastilin

    You are going to visit Russia in April, together with HURTS?

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • danzero

    For the merging situation that was discussed some days ago, I'd suggest you to click at "Suggest a correction." at the end of the right row on this page and on the Performance page. I already did but I'm only one... By the way, great band! ;)

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • blackkat55

    I like Performance enough to buy a ticket ;)

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • NikoDisorder

    Human League + Performance on the same night, i'd buy a plane ticket to see that if i wasn't so broke, you lucky bastards! :)

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • jonoortrev

    Performance will be supporting The Human League on their November/December tour of the UK.

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • xoveroathx

    French teachers' sons band LOL

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • NikoDisorder

    I don't know, this name thing is a mess and i think their management should take care of it! I'm just trying to help to promote an indie band that i'm very fond of and online presence is important! Apology accepted ;)

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • NikoDisorder

    Well they started in 2003 under the name Performance and i actually have some of their early singles on 7". On their official Myspace page, they present themself as Performance. I think that the name change to (We Are) Performance had more to do with the broken with Polydor.... But yes, please, ask them what they want their last.fm page to be named! I bought the new album on iTunes, the artist name is Performance and my scrobbles will go to the other page...

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • NikoDisorder

    Well, the new album was realeased as "Performance" not "(We Are) Peformance" :)

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
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