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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+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Interview, 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

Review: The Academy, Dublin

Golden Plec wrote a fantastic review of Everything Everything’s opening gig of their UK and Ireland Tour at The Academy in Dublin.  Here are some quotes:

The set kicks off with To the Blade, and from that moment there is not a second of silence; any pauses between songs are filled with hollers, claps, cheers and yells. At various intervals the crowd chant “Ev-ry-thing! Ev-ry-thing!”, to which Jonathan Higgs responds with modest glee. “I don’t think anyone has ever chanted for us before.” he says.

The warm rapport between crowd and band rarefies the air – the crowd know every word, whistle and pause, singing along with such fanatical fervour that at one point Higgs shoots a glance to bassist Jeremy Pritchard and mouths, “Jesus Christ.” Addressing the crowd: “You guys are fucking mental… that’s Dublin for you.” 

Check out the whole review here, plus loads of stunning photos like this one:

Golden Plec review of Dublin EE Gig

By |2016-11-25T12:37:31+00:00November 6th, 2015|Review, Tour|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

News: Support Acts confirmed for EE UK/Ireland Tour

This evening Everything Everything have announced the names of the five support acts that will be joining them on their tour of the UK and Ireland next month.

Here they are:

  • Nov 3 – Dublin – Mojo Fury
  • Nov 5 – Belfast – Mojo Fury
  • Nov 7 – Cardiff – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 8 – Bexhill – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 9 – Portsmouth – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 11 – Nottingham – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 12 – Glasgow – WHITE
  • Nov 13 – Newcastle – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 14 – Birmingham – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 16 – Sheffield – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 17 – Cambridge – Will Joseph Cook
  • Nov 18 – Bristol – Will Joseph Cook
  • Nov 20 – London – Stealing Sheep
  • Nov 21 – Manchester – Bernard + Edith

Update: The following dates are now SOLD OUT: Dublin, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Cambridge, Bristol, London & Manchester.

By |2015-10-08T18:48:02+00:00October 8th, 2015|News, Tour|0 Comments

News – Everything Everything to support Foals on February 2016 Arena Tour

Foals and Everything Everything announced this morning that they would be back on the road touring together again in February 2016.  There are 6 dates on the schedule, all in arenas in the UK and Ireland.  Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 9th October, however there’s a pre-sale at 9am on Thursday 8th October just for EE fans. I’d guess that to get access to the pre-sale, you should sign up to the EE mailing list (seems to be Facebook members only) but they may just post a link on the day.

Link to tour page on Ticketmaster

Foals Arena Tour February 2016

By |2016-11-25T12:37:39+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Live, News, Tour|0 Comments

News: European Tour Announced!

This morning the band announced details of their European Tour which will happen straight after the UK tour in November 2015.  There are 11 dates in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.  Tickets go on sale at 10am CET on Thursday, 6th August.

European Tour 2015

European Tour 2015

Update: I’ve added the dates and ticket links to the Upcoming Gigs page.

By |2016-11-25T12:37:54+00:00August 4th, 2015|News, Tour|0 Comments