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Everything Everything Release 'Violent Sun'

Having just announced details of a UK headline tour that commences next March, Everything Everything share their new single ‘Violent Sun’. It’s the latest song to preview the band’s fifth album Re-Animator which follows on September 11.

The closing track on the new album, ‘Violent Sun’ feels like a first in the Everything Everything catalogue. It’s a propulsive rush of melody with a cinematic scale. The band wanted it to feel like the last song played on the dance floor. Frontman Jonathan Higgs commented, “‘Violent Sun’ is about the feeling that something terrible is approaching fast, and you want to hold on to this moment forever. It’s the last song of the night, and the last song of your life. You only have these four minutes to make it happen, so make it happen!”

That urgency also informs the accompanying video. Using a GoPro camera, each band member filmed himself frantically sprinting through their localities during lockdown. And there’s no let-up in the interspersed performance footage. At first glance, nothing is out of the ordinary as the band tear into the song, each wearing red jumpsuits that contrast the white background. But a closer look reveals a subtle reference to a traumatic moment in Everything Everything’s recent history. On the day lockdown was announced the band’s lock-up in Manchester caught fire, destroying much of their equipment. They used some of the burnt instruments in this video, their blackened embers chalking the backdrop.

See Everything Everything live in 2021

19 Mar | Nottingham, Rock City

20 Mar |Birmingham, O2 Academy

22 Mar | Norwich, UEA

23 Mar |Liverpool, O2 Academy

25 Mar |Manchester, Academy

26 Mar |Glasgow, SWG3 - Galvanizers

27 Mar |Newcastle, O2 Academy

29 Mar |Leeds, O2 Academy

30 Mar |Bristol, O2 Academy

1 Apr | London, Roundhouse

3 Apr |Brighton, Dome

5 Apr |Dublin, Olympia Theatre



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