Sunday, 3 January 2010

Track of the Week 2010: #1

Everything Everything - 'My Keys, Your Boyfriend'

The tips for 2010 are coming in thick and fast with some sort of rough consensus around Ellie Goulding, Marina & the Diamonds and Delphic. Now I must admit that this year I feel somewhat out of the loop and therefore unable to say exactly what new acts are going to be doing what in the coming year (although do look out for three ace ROCK bands from Leeds: Dinosaur Pile-Up, Pulled Apart By Horses and Chickenhawk). Still, if the tips have been good for one thing it's the unearthing of Everything Everything.

Now, there's little need for me to regurgitate the standard blurb from these guys and any information on their city of origin would be potentially misleading. They are however very good, as can be gleamed from this week's Track of the Week 'My Keys, Your Boyfriend'. It came out as a single towards the end of last year, but managed to pass us COMPLETELY by, which is an utter shame because it's wonderfully idiosyncratic, completely original and very much End of Year List worthy.

The nearest reference points that I could possibly find for Everything Everything are Wild Beasts and Official Secrets Act, for all delight in confounding the listener with multiple styles and constant changes in rhythm whilst being a resolutely pop proposition. Also, all may require multiple listens to actually get. Suffice to say, I'm looking forward to an album from these guys and I hope fervently that the group have a decent (and maybe even commercially successful) 2010

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