Nothing can stop them
Excitement is building to a fever pitch as music critics anticipate that 2013 will see the long- awaited return of classic garage guitar bands to rock’s top table. Where that leaves art- rockers like Manchester- based Everything Everything is anyone’s guess.
The band release the follow up to 2011’ s acclaimed debut Man Alive. In truth, despite more than decent commercial success and a slew of critical awards including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, it was an album that was easy to admire but harder to love.
Perhaps they just had too many ideas - not a bad thing - but this time round things seem a little more accessible but still hugely impressive.
The four- piece led by singer/ songwriter Jonathan Higgs have been compared to the likes of Radiohead and Bloc Party with their intense and intelligent rock.
The first singles from the album Cough Cough and Kemosabe prove the band are mastering the art of combining heartstopping pop and brain- teasing prog.
Singer Higgs is in fine voice throughout and is ably assisted by fellow band members Jeremy Pritchard, Michael Spearman and Alex Robertshaw.
Producer David Kosten keeps things clean and crisp which compliments the band’s burgeoning confidence and maturity on tracks such as Torso Of The Week, Duet and Feet To Hands.
Garage bands or no garage bands this could be their year.
They play the Junction in Cambridge on February 11.