The duo of Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly make up the indie band He Is We. This pair was named one of Purevolume.com’s Top 20 unsigned bands of 2009. Prior to their SXSWappearance, Taylor spoke to Spinner about how she and Trevor met and formed the band, and what her experiences with He Is We have meant to her.How did your band form?
Trevor and I met while working at a music shop in Tacoma that required us to know a lot about trumpets. We, the “black sheep,” obviously had no business working there and ended up bonding and confiding in each other.
Describe your sound in your own words.
It’s easy music, like it said on our MySpace — “We’re like a hot cup of cocoa on a rainy day.”
Who are your musical influences?