- 02 Sep 11
Everything Everything (Sunday) Seasoned mud-dwellers will tell you that the key to a terrific festival is to see one act who you’ve never heard of, and this is where experimental pop rogues Everything Everything come in. While the art rock foursome are fairly well-known in indie circles, they make their Stradbally debut without the benefit of Pulp’s reputation or Blake’s buzz. What they do have is hook-laden melodies, African-inspired percussion and head-spinning vocal harmonies aplenty. The risk-takers have just one album behind them, 2010’s Man Alive which has already been shortlisted for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, alongside Ms. Harvey and Mr. Blake. With song titles like ‘My Kz, Ur Bf’ and ‘Suffragette Suffragette’, you’d be right to assume Everything Everything’s lyrics will leave you tongue-tied, but that’s not going to stop several hundred punters from matching all that exploratory rock with a defiant singsong.