Everything Everything performing at Rock City

Everything Everything hit mixed notes in Rock City gig

Everything Everything gave fans at Rock City a night to remember on the second leg of their wide-spanning UK and Ireland tour.

The Manchester-based band returned to Rock City on 31 March to showcase their last album ‘Re-Animator’.

The band’s experimental nature means they refuse to be restricted musically, however on this occasion, Re-Animator feels like a step back to basics.

Their past six albums have contained powerful instrumentals and politically charged lyrics, unlike this album which is slightly bland in comparison to albums such as ‘A Fever Dream’.

Arguably, their originality returns for ‘In Birdsong’ which creates a tranquil, moody setting and breaks away from the band’s usual sound.

‘Arch Enemy’ and ‘Violent Sun’ had the crowd chanting with their more uplifting, pop-like melodies.

Everything Everything during the gig
Everything Everything have reached #5 in the UK Official Album Charts with three previous albums, and will hope to rise even higher with ‘Raw Data Feel’.

Lead singer Jonathan Higgs had the audience enthralled as each song was executed flawlessly with his broad vocal range, while bassist Jeremy Pritchard supported on vocals.

The indie rock band surprised the crowd with two unreleased songs.

‘Pizza Boy’ received the best reaction from the crowd with its comical lyrics, while ‘Jennifer’ was weaker, with its soft-sounding instrumentals quite unexpected for a band of such hyper, guitar-heavy renown.

This teaser gave fans a taste of what is to come from the band.

Everything Everything are incomparable to others; their unique, digital sound cannot be matched and their earlier ambitious tunes like ‘Can’t Do’ continue to leave fans captivated.

Both old and new songs were met with approval by the crowd, though, making for a great atmosphere at the venue.

Nostalgic fan favourites ‘Distant Past’ and ‘No Reptiles’ were played during the encore, which had the whole of Rock City dancing.

These songs helped establish the band’s name and show what they are capable of.

The strong vocals and the strategic setlist left the crowd going wild throughout as spirits remained high during the whole performance.

Everything Everything formed in 2007 and are an underdog within the indie music scene, with this spirit still alive and one of the main reasons why their tour is certainly not one to miss.

Their highly-anticipated new album ‘Raw Data Feel’ is coming out on 20 May and will be available on all major platforms.

All images courtesy of Louise Walt.

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