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Genre-defying, Manchester-based indie rock outfit Everything Everything formed in the late 2007 around the talents of drummer Mike Spearman, vocalist, guitarist, laptop cowboy Jonathan Higgs, bass player Jerry Pritchard, and guitar player Alex Robershaw, all of whom share (professionally) the last name “Everything”. Slaves to no single formula, the group draws from a well that runs as deep as the Beatles and Bowie, as accessible as R. Kelly and Michael Jackson and as heady as Ezra Pound and Steve Reich. XL Recordings were alerted to the band’s innovative and off-kilter approach and put out their first single “Suffragette Suffragette” on a limited 7” vinyl in 2008. After a year of touring, the four-piece released their breakthrough single “MY, KZ, UR BF” late in 2009, again as a limited 7”, but this time through London-based indie Young & Lost Club. They then appeared on the longlist of the prominent BBC Sound of 2010 award and shortly after that the quartet signed to Geffen Records. Their debut album Man Alive appeared in the summer of 2010 and courted critical acclaim for their unpredictable, infectious pop, led by vocalist Jonathan Higg's unmistakeable falsetto delivery. The success of the record was capped off with a nomination for the 2011 Mercury Prize award alongside a support slot with Snow Patrol on their nationwide arena tour. Two years after their debut, the band released their first new material in the shape of single “Cough Cough” during the summer of 2012, while another full-length came in 2013. Entitled Arc, here the band consolidated their frenetic, genre-marauding style with Man Alive producer David Kosten. Lauded by music critics and fans alike, the album reached the top five in the UK charts and they embarked on their first headline European tour in support of the release. ~ James Christopher Monger & Scott Kerr, Rovi