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News: US Interview and Video

A couple of media things appeared yesterday: first was an interview for GrooveVolt with Jeremy and Michael before their New York City gig last week.  It was mostly about the writing of Get To Heaven, which of course is still a new release in the US.  Here’s a nice quote about Jonathan’s lyric writing!

“It’s Jon who writes the lyrics, but we usually make the titles, having written lyrics since he was 10, so he’s very well versed. He’s very conscious of cliche, and wanting to avoid it. He’s not particularly literary or well read, and doesn’t like fiction, but he is very useful. Jon is just quite analytical in general, but we don’t think he has formally thought about or studied it.”

Read the whole interview HERE

Secondly we have a video interview and acoustic performance of Distant Past, recorded on a LA rooftop right at the start of the US tour for Balcony TV:

By |2016-11-25T12:36:40+00:00April 23rd, 2016|Interview, Session, Video|0 Comments

Interview: Jeremy from Everything Everything talks to Skiddle.com

A new interview with Jeremy appeared today on skiddle.com.  He chats about the band going to Russia a few weeks ago, their upcoming US tour with The Joy Formidable, Get To Heaven, album 4 and more.

On playing in Russia:

“It’s going to open up I think and become more receptive to western artists; I think people here have political reservations about going there and that did occur to us, but ultimately it was the same when we went to China and you’re just playing to music fans.

You know we wouldn’t do it if were booked to go to the Kremlin and play a corporate but that’s not what it’s about. We’re not supporting any regime by playing anywhere. “

Read the whole interview HERE

By |2016-04-08T14:31:22+01:00March 23rd, 2016|Interview, News|0 Comments

Interview: Jeremy talks to Will You Music Mag

Jeremy had an interesting chat with music blog ‘Will You Music Mag‘ recently.  Subjects included the band’s amazing pair of shows at Glastonbury last year and playing live in general.  Here’s an excerpt (he’s talking about Glastonbury):

“Similar to last time with our previous album Arc, we played two shows; one on a larger stage (that being the other stage) and another on a smaller one, Williams Green. The Other stage was fantastic, it was brilliant to play that stage as it was a larger platform than we had done in the past at a festival, and equally it was great to play the kind of secret Williams Green show for the hardcore. Both shows were really good in different ways, with the smaller show being amazingly emotional.”

Click HERE to read the whole interview

The interview also featured a drawing by Danni Sewell whose work we’ve featured on At The Border several times, most recently with our Christmas banner!  This is the band playing at Glastonbury, featuring Jonathan’s yellow wellies!

Danni EE at Glasto

By |2016-11-25T12:37:06+00:00February 5th, 2016|Interview, News|0 Comments

News: Jeremy writes for Huff Post

Jeremy wrote an interesting piece on Huffington Post yesterday regarding the band’s DJ set raising money for Syria tonight in London.  Here’s an excerpt:

Being in a band means there isn’t always much we can do to help causes through our work. So if we’re asked, we try to take the opportunities. What’s going on in Syria at the moment is so obviously pertinent, so present. The politics are enormously complicated and we don’t profess to know half enough about it. But at its core is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, and human beings who simply want to survive, who want their children to be safe.

Read the whole piece HERE

By |2016-01-22T10:48:48+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Article, DJ Set, News|0 Comments

Interview: Polish interview with Jeremy

Here’s an interview with Jeremy that Rabbie discovered yesterday on musicis.pl.  Unfortunately for most of us, it’s in Polish but ATB follower and EE fan Pands (@gaysers) has been able to translate it!

Link to original interview

Translated text:

Interviewer: Soon you are coming to Poland to promote your new album – what are the first associations you make with our country?

Jeremy: Hmm, the first thing on my mind is that it will be the third time we will be in Poland. The first time we were here in Cracow at the Coke Live! Festival, next time in Łódź supporting Muse. This gig will be our first club concert here and we can’t wait for that. Besides that, we have never seen Warsaw, but heard a lot about it.

I: So which ones do you like more – festivals or club gigs?

J: Those are two different disciplines. I’m always more excited to do club gigs, as these are for fans, who often know all your songs off by heart and experiencing that is one of the best things in the world. Crowds at festivals can often be indulgent towards you. Besides that festivals are often much bigger undertakings, and crowds can be very surprising. You never know how many fans will stay till the end of you set – everyone wants to go somewhere else.

I: I don’t know if you remember, and if not, if you heard that some artists consider polish fans to be the best in the world. Everyone is praising us for our behaviour at gigs.

J: Yes, I remember and that’s why I can’t wait to play in Warsaw. During our tour with Muse, we learned, that the further east you go the better are the gigs and crowds. I hope that soon we will play even more gigs in eastern Europe!

I: That’s a great compliment, thanks!

J: (laughs) If I can flatter polish people, I will. When we supported Muse, the gig in Łódź was the best of the whole tour. You were great.

I: That’s really nice, thank you. Let’s talk about your last album now. „Get To Heaven” is the third LP in Everything Everythings repertoire. Did you feel pressure while working on it?

J: Not really. I mean, it was harder. Pressure existed, but we didn’t talk about it out loud. Everyone of us felt that, we set ourselves the bar very high and wanted to fulfill it. So yes, there was pressure, but it was coming out of the band members, and not fans nor the label. It was for sure the hardest album to make. Besides keeping the balance between the difficult subjects and enjoyment in listening wasn’t easy either. But I think, we mastered that in a better way than we thought.

I: Why?

J: I thought we will make people sad showing what we did on „Get To Heaven”. But the complete opposite happened. I think that says something good about everyone. About us, because we did what we did, and about fans, because they understood our concept, accepted it and love it.

I: On the album you bring u many „global problems”. Weren’t you worried that those are too dark/difficult subjects and people won’t listen to it?

J: Yes, we were, we didn’t know if people will try to connect with that and if they will understand our lyrics correctly. Noone misunderstood us, as far as I know and that’s very good. This it what it is about!

I: „Get To Heaven” sounds better than the previous two albums – it feels like, while producing you were paying more attention to each of the songs. Why?

J: The music on „Get To Heaven” is a paradoxal response to the lyrics. The lyrics come from dark sides of our lives, so the music has to fit, we didn’t want it to be suddenly bright and colorful. Music should always fit the lyrics and I think that’s a problem of many of today’s artists. On the other hand we love playing live, so we didn’t want it to be too dark, because that wasn’t the idea of the record. Thought, understanding and facing the problems – that is what it was about. During promotion of the second album the concerts were delicate. Now we wan’t it to be a bit harder.

I: So how will the tour promoting „Get To Heaven” be?

J: Different. Better? I can’t anwser that question. Promoting „Arc” we couldn’t play many of the songs live. Delicacy – remember? Now during „Get To Heaven” tour, our setlist contains ALL songs off the album. We wanted to make a record, that doesn’t only sound good in the music player, but also live.

I: That means that all songs you created working on „Get To Heaven” made it on the album?

J: Yes! I mean we made a bit too many, so those came on the Deluxe edition on streaming sites and as B-Sides. Of course we had more ideas – around 30 – but using natural selection, we focused only on the best ones.

I: Looking a bit back in the past – did you always want to make music like the one you now promote as Everything Everything?

J: I met Jon at university and knew he is talented. He did the same thing as me, liked the things I liked, I was amazed by his talent. I thought we could do the things we want, if we found the right people. Every one of us brought a important piece into the band, without which we wouldn’t sound like we do now. But coming back to your question – yes, I wanted to create music like this and am proud that it works.

I: So how do you describe your music? Lately there have been a lot of electronic bands coming up, its starting to get quite crowded…

J: No, no, no. We don’t give ourselves tags. We are a band. That’s all. We don’t care about the genre. Us, our music is Everything Everything. Full stop.

By |2015-11-29T11:38:44+00:00November 29th, 2015|Interview, News|0 Comments

Interview: Jeremy chats to Bristol Live Magazine

Ahead of their biggest tour to date, Jeremy from Everything Everything had a chat with online listings magazine Bristol Live and spoke about playing Get To Heaven live.  Here are a couple of key quotes:

“It’s going to be our longest ever show, with the most amount of ‘information’ in it; we’ve got three albums to pick from now.  We want to play as much of this record as we feel people will stomach and hopefully we’ve got a license to with this one.  We could play every track from the new album and I don’t think it would seem like we were ramming it down their throats. We’re in a pretty lucky position right now”

“I think we’d be foolish and complacent not to follow this album up as quickly and to the best of our ability as we can”

Read the article

By |2015-10-27T18:19:32+00:00October 27th, 2015|Article, Interview, Tour|0 Comments

Interview: EE talk to Apelzin

Really interesting interview with one of the EE guys (must be Jeremy…he talks about Blur!) on Russian blog Apelzin.ru where he chats about the band’s use of social media, the label ‘pop music’, opinions on music streaming services and several other topics.  Here’s what he had to say about reading comments:

I don’t personally look at YouTube because it tends to be where the real nutters are, in my experience. But Jon I think is quite aware of it. I do look at Twitter and sometimes Facebook as well, but I stay away from YouTube as it tends to be a hotbed of infighting and bickering. I don’t know why people feel like they have to be so critical of everything all the time, its just pointless. I’m not talking about us now I’m just talking generally, the Internet has given voice to everybody, its true.. but I think a lot of people say things that they wouldn’t necessarily say face to face.

Read the whole interview here

By |2016-11-25T12:37:53+00:00August 11th, 2015|Interview, News|0 Comments