It's been two weeks since Manchester's Everything Everything graced us with their fourth studio record A Fever Dream, earning themselves an early shout for my favourite record of the year. They scored an incredible number five in the album charts and a tour of instore gigs at record stores around the country helped to earn the chaps the top spot in the Official Record Store Chart - these achievements are exactly what they deserve for releasing such an exquisite record! Check out the title track being performed live earlier in the year here... a favourite of mine from the album!
I was lucky to catch them play to the tiny but totally rammed Rough Trade Nottingham last Tuesday, just a couple of days after the record was released. The sweltering heat of the store's upstairs venue space and extortionate central Notts car park prices were both worth enduring for the set, with the band playing a few tunes from the new record and following them up with live favourite Distant Past. I've seen them live before a few times and wondered whether the smaller venue and the fact that the crowd wouldn't all be familiar with the new tunes might change the vibe, but the band gave as much energy as to the crowds at their huge slots at Reading and Leeds last weekend (special shout to their keys player Peter Sené who always gives 110% on stage and is a joy to watch!) The set started with the album's opening track Night of the Long Knives which I can see becoming a live favourite very quickly and which built up the momentum and volume for the rest of the set, with singles Desire and Can't Do featuring alongside the total powerhouse Ivory Tower and another of my favourite tracks Run The Numbers. All in all it was a total joy to watch the guys playing again and even more wonderful to meet them briefly at the signing afterwards and to tell them how great they are and how much I adore the record!
|Everything Everything performing at Rough Trade Nottingham on 22nd August 2017|
If you'd like to catch Everything Everything play tracks from the brilliant new record A Fever Dream, be sure to grab tickets to their biggest UK and Ireland tour to date in March. It'll see them play in Dublin, Norwich, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Glasgow, ending on a hometown show at O2 Apollo in Manchester and a mammoth London show at Alexandra Palace. Grab your tickets from the band's website, general sale started today!