So last month, one of the radio stations they tune into at work was heavily repeating this one song…actually they heavily reapeat every song which usually makes me hate every song on the radio, but this one I didn’t mind so much. I found out it was called “Kemosabe” by a band called Everything Everything. At first, I thought it was Panic! At The Disco as it sounded like the lead singers of both bands had something similar in the sound of their voices (to me anyways) but now I don’t hear it so much,e specially with the wide vocal range of Everything Everything’s lead singer . When I got home from work the first day I heard it, I played it on repeat and got my husband loving it too.
They have a bit of an indie sound but as my husband says “they’ve got all sorts in there, It’s pretty difficult to pin them down!” I think what I really love about this song, and this band in general, is the range of the lead singer’s voice and the vocal harmonies, both of which are highlighted in the chorus. The vocal range of the lead singer doesn’t just change from phrase to phrase or verse to verse but also what sounds like from word to word at times which makes it sound really unique. It is now getting more airplay than ever and hitting the charts. It came on this morning when my husband was scraping the snow off the car windows and I put it on full blast and danced around while he pretended he didn’t know me…it then came on three times at work as well!
Turns out that Everything Everything has been around for quite some time..since 2007 to be exact! Singer and guitarist John Higgs met bassist Jeremy Pritchard at Salford University where they were both studying Popular Music and they started a band with drummer Michael Spearman and former lead guitarist Alex Niven who has since been replaced by Alex Robertshaw (there is some more repetition: Alex and Alex). They even released an album in 2010 called Man Alive, the first single being “Suffragette, Suffragette” (wow they sure like repetition). The album peaked at number 17 in the UK album charts! I had never even heard of them until last month, so this is quite impressive!
It is now 2013 and they seem to be hitting the mainstream and getting some credit. “Kemosabe” is actually the second single from their latest album Arc which was released just ten days ago. The first single from Arc, “Cough Cough” (there is that repetition again!), was released in August 2012 and this song is really something else. It’s got that fantastic range in the vocals again and it just has a unique sound in general, the instrumentation helping in this as well.
It looks as they are about to embark on a UK and Europe tour. Of course it begins on the day that my husband and I leave for our Asia backpacking trip (February 6th) and ends the day we fly back (April 27th). Are we not meant to see them live?? Hopefully they add some more dates. Either way, I have high hopes for these guys! I am just not so sure about all the repetitions though! What is that all about!?
What do you think of this band?