Everything Everything @ The Leadmill
With latest album Get To Heaven receiving widespread acclaim, a Top 10 entry in the charts, and a near Mercury Prize nomination (they just missed out, despite the bookmakers odds being at 4/1), it’s no wonder the Leadmill was at capacity for Everything Everything on Monday.
Their most audacious yet, the band have explored new realms with their third studio album; venturing into current affairs and politics with their lyrics whilst blending sounds of synth pop and indie/art rock seamlessly.
Despite the bizarre matching bomber jacket ensembles (they’re not a band with a particularly strong image), Everything Everything take to the stage with a magnificent presence, and it’s not long until I’m convinced they must be one of the hardest working bands out there. They’re extremely tight knit, and sound far better live than on any record. Lead singer Jonathan Higgs’ falsetto voice is outstanding, as are the harmonies that follow in many of their songs, notably ‘Fortune 500’.
Other stand out tracks include throwback to the first album, ‘MY KZ UR MF’ new favourites ‘Regret’, ‘Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread’ and the inevitable encore song ‘Distant Past’. However even with the lesser known songs, the audience is captivated.