Is it just me, or do Everything Everything look like if the Jonas Brothers had a children with the Beatles? I’m just getting into this band, who kind of mixes Britpop with punk, throws in some harmonies, then throws in about five gallons of sheer weird awesomeness. I just can’t get enough of “Photoshop Handsome”.
Imagine a band who fuse three part harmonies with scalding post-punk guitars; floor-filling bass lines with syncopated rhythms and lyrics about everything from high-school massacres to R&B lotharios musing on their lot in a post-apocalyptic wilderness.
Not easy, is it? But then Everything Everything aren’t here to make life easy. They’re here to challenge every knee-jerk convention of indie rock and dance on the grave of pointless retrogression.
Chances are you’ve come across EE before. Chances are they perplexed, intrigued and if you’ve an ear for something special, they excited you. After 3 low key releases they signed to Geffen in late 2009 and went onto release 2 highly praised singles in 2010, ‘Schoolin’ and ‘MY KZ UR BF’, respectively.
Along the way they’ve gained tremendous support from the likes of Zane Lowe to 6Music’s Marc Riley, played two UK tours- including their current sold out Headline UK Tour along with all the notable UK Festivals in Summer 2010, notched up a top spot on MTV2’s My Space Chart and been tipped by the likes of NME, Q Magazine and Times Culture. The band went in at No.17 in the UK Chart with their David Kosten produced debut album Man Alive in August 2010 to much critical acclaim.
Their new single is ‘MY KZ UR BF’. Check out their video below.