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15/03/2015 : EVERYTHING EVERYTHING - Distant Past

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING

Distant Past

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Indie

[70/100]   
15/03/2015, Paul PLEDGER

I'm gonna keep my thunder underground, proclaims singer Jonathan Higgs, and who can blame him, especially when he's also got two thumbs across the rubicon and blood dripping down my sunken monkey-chin. Eee, it's a tough life being in EE. It's even tougher out here mate, pondering whether Distant Past is past its sell-by date or the work of sublime genius. All the usual trademarks are here - oblique meaningful lyrics liberally machine-gunned across a backdrop of fidgety rhythms and swooping harmonies, all of which makes it business as unusual. We need bonkers pop like this and Everything Everything remain something of an antidote to the dull fops and squealing divas plaguing the airwaves at present.

 

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews

Paul PLEDGER
15/03/2015


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