UK band Everywhere have announced their first 2017 release in the form of new single Man Up, currently available to stream on Soundcloud. It’s due to be available to purchase and available on Spotify on June 9th.
The track features a funky bassline underpinning its pop-rock sound, and includes a feature by Swedish singer/songwriter Rebecca Nohr. You can also listen to the track on YouTube, here:
Looking past the catchy chorus, the lyrics discuss struggling with meeting the expectations set by traditional masculinity, and how to manage being with a dominant partner.
Everywhere have also said that they are working on an album, and although it’s early days “it should be out this fall”.
At the end of last year, Everywhere released their EP Fiction Act. The EP single Some Other Dude was featured on BBC Introducing in London and has received over a million streams on Spotify. I gave Fiction Act a review when I focused in on the band during my New Music Spotlight: you can give that a read here.
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Everywhere is a five-piece alternative/indie rock band based in London, UK. They formed back in 2012 after lead singer Max Berga emailed his demos to Los Angeles producer Mark Needham. He then gathered together bassist Joe Sanders, guitarist Andrei Sora, drummer Dan Graham, and Joe Bates on keys, to form the band. Producer Mark Needham is probably best known for his work with Imagine Dragons and The Killers, so I’m certain fans of these bands will enjoy the upbeat indie offerings of this new band.
Everywhere’s second EP, Fiction Act, was released last December. The lead single, Some Other Dude, has amassed over one million streams on Spotify, and its easy to understand why. The groovy bass line, whoa-oh-ing backing vocals, and relatable lyrics about missing your chance to make a move on someone, gives the track an infectious quality which will see you tapping your foot and nodding your head without even noticing. The EP’s opening track, Shades At Night, has a fun acoustic vibe with a catchy chorus; you can see the video for that track here:
The EP also features the understated and moody Let It Go, which is probably my favourite of the four songs on Fiction Act. This EP, then, is an excellent effort by Everywhere which demonstrates their ability to handle a variety of moods and feelings effortlessly through their songwriting and instrumentals. Fiction Act is available to buy via iTunes, or you can check it out on Spotify.
The band are no strangers to playing live gigs: Everywhere headed on tour last summer, playing a number of dates across the UK including The Dublin Castle in London and Bleach in Brighton. If you like what you’ve heard here, why not catch Everywhere performing a show? Their next live date sees the band returning to The Dublin Castle on March 18th, and it promises to be a great show. They’re also in the process of confirming summer festival appearances, so I hope to see them appearing on line-ups soon.
You can keep up to date with the band’s progress by following them on Twitter or liking their Facebook page. I know I’ll be keeping an eye on Everywhere, as I predict this band have further success to look forward to in the future.
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