Everything Everything: some bands have it all
With every new release, it’s becoming clearer that we’re dealing with some very smart cookies here. From Manchester via Newcastle and Kent, Everything Everything obviously believe that there is no point in just doing one thing when you can do three, four or five things just as well.
Case in point: those three singles to date – as fabulous a hat-trick as any new band has mustered in an age. Opening salvo Suffragette Suffragette, the beefy, brainy Photoshop Handsome and soon-to-follow heavyweight groove machine My Keys, Your Boyfriend demonstrate EE’s adherence to a manifesto which calls for them to merrily rip things up and start all over again at every juncture. We’re sure the A&R folks currently trying to be the band’s new best mates are finding it tough to get their heads around that.
But even with EE flirting with every sound they can find, there are certain constants uniting their art-rock yearnings. Without their dashing hooks, infectious harmonies and sharp-as-a-knife lyrics, EE would simply be a bunch of ideas in search of a tune. As things stand, they’ve already a fine haul of the latter for what will be a very handsome debut album. Ohio duo whose post-bedroom pop has landed them gigs with Dan Deacon, Telepathe and Pictureplane. Playing Thomas House, Dublin on September 26th. Brooklyn quartet still making friends with last year’s Survival debut album and its raw, nervy, hypnotic tunes.