Band feels lucky about everything
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.