When We Met is a two piece power house of sound creating fun music that rocks!
When We Met creates a diverse swirl of 80's new wave, post-punk, 90's indie rock and electropop. The two piece trades off on vocals, featuring heavily effected guitars, driving psychedelic tracks and unique percussion. Known for their engaging and energetic live performances, tour documentaries and ever growing animated music videos.
When We Met is not your average rock duo. The Portland natives, Bryan and Melissa are also not your average couple, they are a two piece power house of sound! Featuring heavily effected guitars, driving psychedelic tracks, unique percussion and trading off on lead vocals. WWM not only writes, records, performs music, but have also released two epic tour documentaries and have an ever expanding collection of animated music videos.
When We Met live is typically Melissa ripping it up on bass guitar while Bryan shreds on guitar. Noticeably living their best life on stage, the couple is know for their energetic and engaging performances as well as having great senses of humor while making some serious music. Some notable influences: Ween, Sonic Youth, Pixies, The Kills, Pinback and PJ Harvey.
Music Video Festivals:
"Falling Apart" animated music video featured at Another PDX Music Video Festival in 2019.
2018 - KGW news channel 8 in Portland, Oregon.
Radio guests at KCRW, KBOO, KPSU College Radio, Portland Radio Project, Freeform Portland, Radio Hot Tub, and Anarchy Radio to name a few..
Reviews / Quotes
"When We Met is a duo that performs effusive, punkish power pop anthems. Both members sing and are also accompanied by an arsenal of samples and drum programming, which gives them a surprisingly big sound for such a small group. The two also bounce around stage, creating an engaging and electrifying performance." - ALISON DENNIS, Portland Notes
"Their chemistry was infectious and their sound highly energetic, often danceable, a mix of late 80’s New Wave and mid 90’s Indie Rock. Both of them shared vocal duties and sang about everything from women’s rights to their own personal demons." - Freeform Portland
"This Portland, OR, duo brings that great new wave/punk touch in a manner similar to the B-52’s and DEVO with that Pixies attitude thrown in. Get off your ass and dance your blues away." - Audio Fuzz