Bassist Jeremy Pritchard talks us through the band’s fave songs.
Fresh off of dropping one of the best album’s of the year, Manchester math-rock mavericks Everything Everything are showing no signs of slowing down. Their fourth offering, A Fever Dream sees the quartet tackle the current political shitstorm taking on Trump and Brexit in witty lyrics delivered over captivating melodies that you can’t help but dance to.
A stunning album, it’s been wowing festival crowds all summer, but the lads are not done yet. Now gearing up to headline Dreamland Margate’s By The Sea Festival this Friday, bassist Jeremy Pritchard has given us the rundown of the songs behind the band. Featuring Wonderland faves including Mr Jukes and Kate Bush, here’s the tracks that are everything (everything)!
Kate Bush – “Sat In Your Lap”
We’ve never really talked about it, but this is the Kate Bush track that I feel has most in common with the approach taken by Everything Everything. Or at least the 2009-2013 approach!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps”
Ageless moment from a band featured heavily in Lizzy Goodman’s excellent book Meet Me In The Bathroom, Rebirth and Rock n Roll In New York City 2001-2011. It’s been interesting to go back to a lot of the music of that scene and era, and see what has weathered the ravages of time. This track has more than managed it.
LCD Soundsystem – “Emotional Haircut”
I was never a devotee but always respected what LCD were doing in the 2000s. It’s only now, off the back off Lizzy Goodman’s book (which really is at the forefront of my mind) that I’m properly paying attention. It coincides with the unlikely release of their fourth album, American Dream.
The Beatles – “Hey Bulldog”
You don’t hear this hidden gem too much as it’s somewhat obscured in the catalogue, by dint of being the only original on the Yellow Submarine album, which barely qualifies as a Beatles album. Yet another example of the throwaway dexterity and ease with which they could convey a song as instrumentalists. Sheer, unforced brilliance.
Soulwax – “Is It Always Binary”
Extraordinary unison performance by three separate drummers. One of the best things I’ve heard this year and something we’ve been playing in the dressing room before going on.
Mr Jukes – “Grant Green” feat. Charles Bradley
Jack Steadman, former Bombay Bicycle Club singer, had taken the bravest and unlikeliest of left turns and made a straight up soul record. The fact that Charles Bradley sings on this is an endorsement of its credible.
The Police – “Synchronicity II”
The Police are not a fashionable group, perhaps because of modern perceptions of Sting. But, at their best, the sound of the three of them playing together is unequalled.
Beach House – “Zebra”
This track reminds me of the first overseas touring that we did in 2010. This masterful band was everywhere we went. We heard it again driving ourselves round UK instore gigs when A Fever Dream came out and were instantly transported. There’s a chord change in the chorus that makes my guts somersault.