This song perhaps may not to everybody’s taste but I f*!#ing love it!!
Everything Everything premiered a new track from their upcoming album Arc a few days ago and I have been listening to it on repeat ever since.
I’d been wondering when the lads would release some new material and boy, they didn’t disappoint. Cough Cough captures everything I love about this band; from the very first few opening seconds it’s got Everything Everything written all over it.
The band started to gather a rather small and loyal fan base over a couple of years ago. Radio 1 took a liking to them (much as they did with Two Door Cinema Club and look where they ended up) and they got a spot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading festival. I was there in 2010 however hadn’t watched the band play, I’d never heard of them. It wasn’t until I was back at home half watching the highlights (think I was trying to read a book at the time) telling mum who I had and hadn’t seen that something made my ears prick up. Huw Stephens introduced them being broadcast live on Radio 1 and I heard for the very first time an acoustic of My Kz, Ur BF.
And that was that.
I bought their album, though I initially only liked about half of it, obscure as it is, it was quite a grower for me. Months later something clicked and I loved it and listened to it on repeat. Funny how it works out like that sometimes. Same thing happened with the Maccabees who I thought were OK at first, liked a few of their songs (am now of the opinion that their melodies are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard).
Despite being nominated for two Ivor Novello awards and a remix of their track, My Kz, Ur BF making the limelight in The Inbetweeners Movie they’re still a fairly unknown band. I excitedly whispered in the cinema to my friends ‘they’re playing an Everything Everything song’ which was met with apathy.
One year since watching them play again at Reading ’11, where they’d progressed to the NME tent, Everything Everything have announced the title of their new album Arc and tantalised my taste buds with a brilliant new song. How frustrating for me; the new album isn’t due out till mid January and Cough Cough isn’t available to buy for over a month!! +__+
Will just have to keep increasing those views on YouTube
- First Watch: Everything Everything ‘Cough Cough’ (alfitude.com)