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Video: Jonathan & Alex Acoustic at Stepping Stones

We were delighted to be asked to write something about Stepping Stones Festival recently (see our post here) and can now share some videos from Jonathan and Alex’s very special acoustic performance last Saturday afternoon.  They played a great selection of old and new songs:

  • Regret
  • To The Blade
  • Undrowned
  • Final Form
  • Tin (The Manhole)
  • No Reptiles
  • Photoshop Handsome
  • Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread
  • Distant Past

EE fan Rachel was sat in the front row and was able to record three of the songs which you can watch below:

By |2016-11-25T12:36:34+00:00June 14th, 2016|Festival, Live, Video|0 Comments

Video: Alex & Jonathan Acoustic in San Diego

Before Everything Everything embarked on their US tour with The Joy Formidable in March, they stopped in San Diego and recorded an acoustic session and interview for local DJ Tim Pyle.  They played the usual favourites Regret and Distant Past, plus To The Blade (I think this is the first time we’ve heard an acoustic version of the loud album opener!)

Click HERE to read Tim Pyles’ blog and view all four videos.

By |2016-11-25T12:36:39+00:00May 15th, 2016|Interview, Session, Video|0 Comments

Interview: Jonathan in Chicago

Christopher Friedman from Artist Direct Interviews chatted to Jonathan before Everything Everything’s Chicago gig earlier this month.  It’s worth a read – many of the questions are ones we’ve seen answered before but it was interesting to see Jonathan talking about his time in the US and also a little bit more about album 4!  Here’s an excerpt:

CF: The first album; has it had any influence on how you went about 2015’s Get to Heaven?

JH: Yeah, of course. It did. We came out of the box doing lots of kind of weird stuff. And then we kind of reigned it in on the second album and then we kind of mixed it for the third album. The third album was kind of putting up everything we learned back together. And thinking we don’t want to lose this, we don’t want to lose this, and we have to do this. So yeah, everything you do kind of do in the past influences what you do next. Every album is a reaction to the last album in some way. Maybe we will do like a Country album next.

I’m sure he’s joking about EE doing a country album…he’d better be!!!  Read the whole interview HERE

By |2016-04-28T18:10:24+00:00April 28th, 2016|Interview|0 Comments

Festival Feature: Stepping Stones

Everything Everything are playing lots of small UK festivals during the summer months but one in particular will promise a very special experience for their fans.  Set in the grounds of Kirklinton Hall, near Carlisle in North Cumbria, Stepping Stones Festival will celebrate its 5th year during the weekend of 10th-12th June 2016.  Fans may recall that Jonathan and Michael grew up in Cumbria and Northumberland and this festival has a family connection as Jonathan’s Mum is one of the organisers!

 

Jonathan and Alex will be performing an exclusive acoustic set which is something you won’t see anywhere else this year. They’re scheduled to appear on the main stage at 4.15pm on Saturday 11th June and other main acts over the weekend include the legendary Steeleye Span and well known westcountry acoustic roots duo Show Of Hands.  The festival is only expected to have a maximum capacity of 400 people so it really will be a rare opportunity to see Alex and Jonathan playing up close, not to mention possibly catching them for a chat at the bar before or after their set!

Tickets for the whole weekend (which includes all the music and all the other events and activities) are just £70 per adult, full day tickets are £40 and single main stage concert tickets are £25.  Any adult ticket (weekend/day/single concert) admits up to 2 Under 16s for free, which has to make this one of the best value festival deals around!  Camping is available on site for £5 a person (tent or campervan) and Under 12s are free.

Further information and to purchase tickets HERE

A few reminders of why the Everything Everything Acoustic Experience is so special:

By |2017-03-11T18:25:40+00:00April 20th, 2016|Article, Festival|0 Comments

Interview: Alex & Jonathan talk to Total Guitar Magazine

An interview with the two guitarists in the band was published on Music Radar today.  A writer from Total Guitar magazine chatted to Jonathan and Alex while they were on their headline UK tour last November and in the interview the two talk about their musical education, influences and experience and how they write for and play their guitars.  It’s fascinating to read a more detailed piece, especially following the equally interesting interview with Michael in Rhythm recently.  I’m not sure if this interview appears in print at all but you can read the whole thing online.  Here’s an excerpt:

Alex: “Once a song is filled up with all of these great sounds do you really want to play big chords and strum? No, it would be a mess. You have to think about the sonic space that is left over. That’s how it was for the first two records. On the new album we made a conscious effort to write from a guitar point of view.”

Read the whole interview HERE

By |2016-04-15T14:42:17+00:00April 15th, 2016|Interview, Magazine|0 Comments

News: Everything Everything on the radio at SXSW

Alex and Jonathan appeared on 101x, an Austin-based radio station earlier today.  As well as an interview, they also did an exclusive acoustic performance.  You can listen back to these via Soundcloud:

They also appeared on another station 96.5 The Buzz and played their acoustic version of Distant Past for a feature called ‘Live From Jeriney’s Room’. Watch the video here:

By |2016-11-25T12:36:47+00:00March 18th, 2016|Interview, Live, Radio, Session, Video|0 Comments

Interview: Examiner.com talks to Jonathan ahead of EE’s US Tour

Examiner.com has today published a great article about Everything Everything and exclusive interview with Jonathan.  The band will be heading over to the States next month for SXSW and to support The Joy Formidable on their tour.  Here’s an excerpt of the interview:

Examiner: Have you guys gotten over the news of Bowie’s death? I’d imagine he would have been one of your heroes?

JH: It’s affected everybody, not just people in music. I spent a lot of time in stupid corners of the internet and often there will be people saying they hated someone or did not like what they did but I haven’t seen any of it this time. Everybody has either been inspired by him, or have at least one Bowie favorite song. It’s just very depressing and we all feel the loss.

Read the whole thing HERE

By |2016-04-08T14:35:50+00:00February 19th, 2016|Article, Interview|0 Comments