There are journeys and there are journeys. And then there are journeys with Everything Everything. Little more than 3 years ago, the Manchester-based art-pop combo were little heard of outside of family circles and underground in-crowds, yet here we are in 2012 championing a band who sound like no other around at the moment (still) and are on the cusp of great things - such as their new single, 'Cough Cough', available to watch exclusively on their website.
But let's rewind a little to 2008 and 2009 and the release of their first few singles 'Suffragette Suffragette', 'Photoshop Handsome' and 'MY KZ, UR BF'. None of them charted, although the last single of the trio garnered the attentions of Geffen Records and the compilers of the BBC Sound of 2010 awards (they tellingly didn't even make the Top 5). These great nuggets eventually made up part of the ecstatic debut album 'Man Alive', an incomparable announcement of pop intent and a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize in 2011. Frankly, it should have won.
And so to the tail-end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 - it's going to be all systems go once more for Jonathan Higgs and co with the announcement of their second album, 'Arc' (out in January) and more shows to add to the still-available pair in September and an appearance at Festival No.6. These further shows will continue in the intimate vein of Coventry and York, by being in smaller venues.
First stop is Leeds on 21st October, followed by Manchester, Shoreditch, Nottingham and finally Glasgow. We will have tickets to all shows from 9AM on Friday 31st August. Prices average at around £12.50.