Label: Infinity Industries/AWAL
Released: 20th May 2022
Coming to life like a digital Frankenstein, art-rock mainstays Everything Everything have programmed their stunningly diverse and impossibly intricate new album, ‘Raw Data Feel’.
The dawn of a new phase of experimentation for the Manchester four-piece, their sixth full-length presents itself with an undeniably modern sound that avoids any whiff of impermanence in its relevance. With the unmistakable falsetto of lead vocalist Jonathan Higgs at the forefront, this is just the tip of the sonic iceberg as Everything Everything stuff each track with perfect portions of infectious beats and deliciously complex melodies that make a million listens completely fresh.
With guitarist Alex Robertshaw at the helm of production, Everything Everything have fulfilled a longtime aspiration to produce their own record. Developed initially as the seeds of a concept album, the band allowed ‘Raw Data Feel’ to flourish without the creative constraints of a preformed plan, instead whittling away at the tracks and polishing them with goblin ferocity on tour. The heavily layered interpretive lyrics have returned with the assistance of an A.I. counterpart, equipped with a million internet comments, literary works and LinkedIn’s terms and conditions in full, imbuing a post-modern technobabble to the lyricism. “I’ll have a Coke, I’ll have a Pepsi now,” Jonathan sings on ‘Pizza Boy’, filling its verses with a bizarre dystopian commercialism that we’ve grown accustomed to in life.
At the centre of the tracklist lies ‘Leviathan’, a mammoth ballad that stretches to the size of a cityscape and plays with the nuance of a Pink Floyd epic thanks to its whaling guitar motifs. There isn’t any doubt that Everything Everything have achieved a new grade in painting their warped pictures of the neon-soaked, concrete constructed labyrinth that we found ourselves navigating.