Review: Everything Everything – ‘Distant Past’

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A little less of a headache than the band's usual efforts, the first release from their third album shows a promising move towards the mainstream.

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The first glimpse of upcoming third album Get To Heaven, ‘Distant Past’ is the first we’ve heard from the EE boys in almost two years. Littered with Siri-esque voice samples and punctuated by a heavy bassline, this new offering seems to be trying a little less hard than the band’s previous work, and is all the better for it.

Die-hard fans might be disappointed by the change (the chorus could have been stolen from Two Door Cinema Club’s figurative reject pile), but Higgs’ distinctive vocals are still a key element of the track – although toned down from their usual frantic manner, and therefore the least enjoyable moments of the song. The result is a more radio-friendly, and more memorable effort than the band’s usual alienating style, and it’s fun.

I’m not saying this is an indie classic by any stretch, but I do predict we’ll be hearing plenty of ‘Distant Past’ over the summer.

‘Distant Past’ is out now, and available on iTunes.

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What do you do with a BA in English? Well, not a lot, which is why Caitlin also works as Deputy Editor here as well as being Head of Events and Marketing for SUSU Performing Arts, on top of blogging and communications for SUSU. After spending an unhealthy amount of her adolescence on the stage, she's taken to slagging other people off for their efforts. Aspiring theatre critic and all-round sassy queen.

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