Ev­ery­thing Ev­ery­thing: some bands have it all

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Gaming -

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.

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