Noth­ing can stop them

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - The Guide -

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.

Ev­ery­thing Ev­ery­thing

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