Band feels lucky about every­thing

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - MUSIC -

Af­ter a hugely event­ful decade in the mu­sic busi­ness, Every­thing Every­thing have amassed plenty of milestones.

From gain­ing broad crit­i­cal ac­claim for their in­tel­li­gent brand of al­ter­na­tive pop, through to ma­jor song­writ­ing ac­co­lades, they’ve honed their sound per­form­ing around the world.

Their freshly re­leased fourth al­bum, A Fever Dream, which fol­lows its pre­de­ces­sors in mak­ing the Top 10 charts, de­ci­sively doc­u­ments our chaotic times in some style, tack­ling chal­leng­ing sub­ject mat­ter from the fall­out of Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency to ref­er­enc­ing the Nazi rise on open­ing track, Night of the Long Knives.

But Tun­bridge Wells-born bass player Jeremy Pritchard, who went to the Judd School in Ton­bridge, says he is keen to re­turn to his roots for By The Sea. “It will be our first head­lin­ing gig af­ter our sum­mer shows. It’s been about five years since I’ve been to Mar­gate, but I re­mem­ber my last night there very clearly, watching Blur play a small warm up show at the Win­ter Gar­dens, which was a great gig.”

He has been im­pressed by the sea­side re­sort’s resur­gence in re­cent times, in­clud­ing its in­creas­ing rep­u­ta­tion for host­ing big-name events.

With ex­ten­sive tour dates over the next six months, they’ve kept a strong sense of mo­men­tum sur­round­ing the new al­bum’s emer­gence.

“I think peo­ple ac­cept us more now and the new al­bum has been so well re­ceived. They know what to ex­pect with our mu­sic.”

With some of his ear­li­est mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ences at the Fo­rum in Tun­bridge Wells, he has kept in close con­tact with the venue’s man­age­ment.

To­gether, they have taken a lead­ing role as part of the Mu­sic Venue Trust, fight­ing to pre­serve some of the coun­try’s finest live venues. Hav­ing vis­ited he far­thest reaches of the globe over the past few years, they’ve cer­tainly racked up some mem­o­ries dur­ing their decade to­gether. Has there been a stand­out mo­ment along the way? “There’s no one favourite mo­ment, but it’s more a se­ries of things like, say wak­ing up and hav­ing break­fast to­gether as a band in New York that just makes us re­alise that we are very, very lucky to be do­ing what we do.”

Every­thing Every­thing play By The Sea fes­ti­val on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29.

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