Clean off of a sold out European tour, Manchester natives Everything Everything are making their way back to the states for a handful of shows supporting their fourth full length release, Fever Dream. With a five-date US run on the books the boys are hitting both the east and west coast with a stop tonight in Los Angeles at the Teragram Ballroom. Fever Dream spans eleven tracks that are charged both sonically and politically capturing the weight of the current world through furious hooks and bombastic melodies giving us a little bit of shine to the bleak darkness that surrounds us. Check out their tour dates, buy some tickets and see ya’ll tonight.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/11 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA – TICKETS
10/13 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – TICKETS
10/14 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C – TICKETS
10/15 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – TICKETS
We caught up with bassist, Jeremey Prichard to talk Fever Dream, getting soft around the edges and keeping sane on the long and winding road.
Must have tour bus/van snacks:
There’s always loads of cheese on the bus. It’s a European thing.
Top 5 must haves on the road:
- Foreign plug adapters.
Pre show drink:
Pint of G&T.
Post show drink:
Ice cold beer.
Favorite city to have a day off:
Favorite city to play:
Dublin, Manchester or London.
Favorite song to play live:
Best city to go see a show and what venue:
Amsterdam; Paradiso is hard to beat.
If you could go to one city and have one meal what would it be and where would you go:
When we first started touring outside the U.K. one of our earliest foreign shows was in Dresden. Continental riders are atypically generous compared to the UK, and the venue had laid on an amazing spread for us on arrival, despite the fact that we’d sold about 8 tickets. There was an incredible soup. I think it was beetroot and pumpkin or something. We’ve never forgotten it.
Who is the van DJ and what do they play:
We have a new traditional of Howlers. A howler has to be enjoyable on some level, embody a certain nostalgia, but be fundamentally terrible. Case in point; Man I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain.
Room service order:
If you could go back in time and see one show, what show would you go see:
I would love to have seen an early Beatles show in Hamburg or at The Cavern.
What is your favorite thing about touring:
Besides playing the music, the travel aspect. Going to interesting places you wouldn’t find yourselves in otherwise. Not the transit / transport, per se…
If you weren’t in a band, what career path would you choose:
Writing about music, or working on the live side. Those are my pedigrees really.
Which song on Fever Dream took the longest to record:
They were pretty even. Nothing sticks out in my mind as particularly onerous.
Since this is your fourth album, what, if anything has changed about how you write songs? Do you write on the road? How does an idea form into a song:
Increasingly Jon and Alex write together, or Jon will topline something Alex has on his laptop. That can happen on the road. At that point we take it into the rehearsal room and pull it apart and piece back together and form a proper arrangement and develop the parts. There’s talk of working more as a live band and having the machines work for us again, rather than the other way around. But I think touring forces you into this kind of writing so I don’t know how realistic that is.
Musically your albums are very eclectic showcasing a range of sounds and vibes, what was your goal with the overall vibe of Fever Dream:
To focus on two specific aspects of our output; the early electronica thing and the 90s alt rock thing. Also to soften things a little round the edges again. Get To Heaven has a very high level of intensity, which is what we wanted, but we wanted some of the tenderness and sensitivity of our first two albums back again in places too.
Have you ever had a Fever Dream:
Yeah I dreamt we played my ex’s wedding, with Beach House, and that all my pedals were stolen.