I don’t really know how to categorize these British blokes and honestly, that makes all the difference! This shit is cool. It’s intricate enough to stand out and keep your ear, but hooky enough in all the right places to ensure you don’t go anywhere. One thing’s for sure, Everything Everything will raise your eyebrows.
“Cough Cough” wasn’t an immediate sell. It took :28 seconds of ::WTF?!?:: before it settled in and cheesily enough “that Eureka moment hit [me] like a cop car.” Brace yourself and keep your mind open. Props to including actual coughs in this track. Nice touch?
“Kemosabe” is another story. Instantly in your face like “Cough Cough,” but definitely a lot more to cling to at the forefront.
“Duet,” the most recent Everything Everything release, attends to the less musically adventurous folks. Definitely feel the lovely, yet quite typical British pop/rock vibe in this one. Kinda wearing their influences on their sleeve (Elbow…Coldplay), but does it really matter? Everything else is “alt-J enough” to stand on its own. I think I’m coining that term.