English indie rock band, Everything Everything from Manchester have been together since 2007 and to date have released four studio albums.
Man Alive – 2010
Arc – 2013
Get to Heaven – 2015
A Fever Dream – 2017
Their work has been nominated for the Ivor Novello award – given for excellence in songwriting and composing – three times and they’ve been shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize.
The band received early recognition with BBC Music describing them after release of debut album Man Alive as “…this Manchester quartet flee from any identikit indie clique, throwing ever-changing, protean sonic shapes… EE are wilfully eccentric, and endlessly entertaining, but they know more than most how to craft a song, how to make an album. They know how to give it depth, light and dark, and they – crucially – know when to stop.”
Their fourth album, A Fever Dream released in August 2017, has received some quite dramatic reviews including the following from Pitchfork: “… the melodramatically-inclined group confront an increasingly melodramatic and nightmarish world. Brexit is one named scourge, though beyond lamenting xenophobia on songs like “Put Me Together,” their targets are usually implied rather than stated. Luckily, unknotting Jonathan Higgs’ allusive lyrics makes for rewarding work. On “Big Game,” he sizes up an individual with dishonest intentions, an inflated sense of authority, and tinier-than-average hands (“Wrinkled little boxing glove”). In the end, the vaguest insult hits hardest: “I’m tired,” Higgs soothes over twinkling guitar, “And you are ridiculous.” On an album cast in the shadows of evil, it’s a welcome sort of rallying cry for the exhausted.”
Everything Everything are touring UK in early 2018. Get your tickets here.