Everything Everything Gigs in 2014

The band basically spent the whole year writing Get To Heaven and only played live twice, as far as we know.  The first of these occasions was at Alex’s wedding where the band did a drunken set of covers:

“… at Alex’s wedding we played some covers, like My Sharona by The Knack and Lovefool by The Cardigans and some Take That. That was good fun.” – Michael (The Irish News)

In November, Everything Everything curated a week-long festival entitled Chaos To Order to celebrate the re-opening of Manchester Central Library after a multi-million pound refurbishment.  During the week, a number of artists presented concerts, stand-up comedy and other performances while the band spent the week in a glass-walled room, writing new music to be performed at the Finale event on the Saturday evening.

Video trailer:

Everything Everything at Manchester Central Library – from Creative Tourist

The Finale:

The a-cappella sounds of the Melodico ensemble choir, and a specially-commissioned dance piece from Company Chameleon come together along with a performance from singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop in the stunning Wolfson Reading Room. Everything Everything will take to the stage to debut original material shaped and influenced by the library’s unique surroundings and the residency’s theme.

Everything Everything played their original piece which was about 25 minutes long and consisted of several different contrasting sections, some of which were influenced by the new material they were recording for Get To Heaven.  They then finished their set with old favourites, Cough Cough and Kemosabe.