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Electric Picnic 2011 - Everything Everything

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ATL | 21:17 UK time, Sunday, 4 September 2011

Electric Arena, Sunday 4th September

Describe in a Tweet: Bonkers lyrics, perfect pop.

Everything Everything at Electric Picnic 2011 by Carrie Davenport - www.carriedavenport.com

 

What happened: Stop the presses - Everything Everything are bringing boiler suits back in fashion. Clothing aside, the Mercury Music Prize nominated band deliver a strong performance that leaves the hits until the end but keeps us focused during the new material. Hip hop beats, falsetto vocals and menacing guitars are the backbone of this band and the crowd for the most part lap it up. The rough and ready rhythm guitars of Suffragette Suffragette and the bouncing synthesisers of Photoshop Handsome are marvellous but the focus always seems to be on Jonathan Higgs as he flutters between his ordinary register and his shrill falsetto that impresses some and just causes headaches for those in the tent suffering from hangovers.

Different Class: Suffragette Suffragette may not be as catchy as the rest of Everything Everything's material but it's a classic. The chorus also provides for some amusing mondegreens as well, but it's that driving guitar leading us back into the verse that reminds us there's a bit of grit to this band.

I Don't Like Mondays: Those high pitched vocals are a dividing factor and in all honesty his forays into the heights of the musical scale lose their effectiveness the more they crop up.

EP rating: 8/10

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