Manchester four-piece Everything Everything have been at the forefront of a quirky renaissance in blurring the boundaries between indie, electronica and pop. Their second album owes debts to Wild Beasts, Hot Chip and Foals but sounds like none of them, especially as their way with lyrics sets them apart. For example, “I’ve seen more villages burned than animals born/I’ve seen more towers come down than children grow old” from ‘The Peaks’ has an undeniably enigmatic power, especially when backed by a jerk-funk blend of guitar and warm synthesizers. Whether falsetto baroque pop balladeering on ‘Duet’ or strumming straight for the student disco on ‘Feet For Hands’, Everything Everything hit their targets with aplomb.
File under: Indie-tronica
Download: ‘The House Is Dust’, ‘Torso Of The Week’, ‘Undrowned’
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