Sunday, January 03, 2010

Class Of 2010: Everything Everything

The only name in this list replicated on the BBC's, Everything Everything are a tricky beast to pin down. On paper they're an alt-pop band with hooks. Fine so far. It's just their idea of alt-pop is one that has been severely chopped up, electrocuted and generally messed around with until the ready for prime time sheen is surrounded by broken bits of pop. Their harmonies recall a falsetto Futureheads, their breaks are likely to feature earth burrowing bass or broken riffage, and throughout they still manage to keep a tight rein on their razor wire post-punk-funk with opaque lyrics and a curious method of vocalisation. It might sound contrived, wilful even, but it sounds a natural way out of the scene around them's current stasis, by which we mean the Zane Lowe-friendly new wave songsmiths as much as their Manchester bretheren, setting them up as the odd art college cousins of Wild Beasts' refracted indie disco bovver/lover boys. Whether they can similarly carve out a unique worldview in a crowded market is another matter, but they've a better chance than most.

Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome

No comments: