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THE RECOMMENDER – EVRYONE

EVRYONE

There’s a lot of useful music blogs around.  We should know, being a proud Charter Member of the Strangers In Stereo blog collective, a set of like-minded bloggers, with whom we interact on a daily basis.  However, away from this collective there’s still a massive bunch of incredible music blogs, so many in fact that it’s hard to know where to start, or indeed where to return to, but today we want to focus on saying thanks to one in particular.  It’s written by two guys, Carl and Tom, and they both consistently hammer out original and exceptional selections for coverage.  It goes by the name Illegal Tender and aims its arrows of taste right at the heart of The Recommender on a regular basis.  They perfectly manage the balancing act between uncovering an artist with true alternative roots, but who’ve also got real overground potential – a rare trick that only the busiest of bloggers can spot.  Credit where credit is due, as once again they’ve uncovered a gem, with the band Evryone (sic), who formed at the end of last year.  It’s a three-piece who have helpfully(!) informed me that they’re from “outside London” and who jam out songs that stretch glossy, glamorous style over a melodic piano – an instrument used in way that does just enough to allow each tune to breathe.  This is in evidence none more than on the track, Do You Understand, with a contrast that splits between the wilder edges of Roxy Music‘s vocal madness and Wolf Gang‘s melodic pop.  It has the stage and theatre injected throughout its dramatic four minutes.  Like many bands aiming high, it’s at its worst when they stretch it to breaking point, bringing to mind the likes of Maroon Five in particular, but at it’s best its Big Top pop, with grand ambitions and a unique confidence.  Their songs ooze talent from every orifice, particularly with the likes of Flamingos and Thrill Seeking, both of which stomp through a wonderland of well-crafted popness.  All the songs are tight and shiny, hinting at an underlying dirty thought, but always remaining polite – it’s the musical equivalent of the butler explaining Elton John rock to the king.  Before any of them disappear up their own arses they break and hand you an enjoyable piano refrain to wash it all down, none more so than 2 minutes and 25 seconds into Flamingos, which soars to heights even the hardest of nuts would crack a tear to, before it slams on its lipstick finish.  If you like your pop to bang and crash, but blow you a kiss at the end of it, then pucker up for this excellent discovery – but thank Illegal Tender, not us.  (MB)

Find them here:         Myspace

Hear them here:        EVRYONE – FLAMINGOS

Hear them here:        EVRYONE – THRILL SEEKING

Hear them here:         EVRYONE – DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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1 Response to “THE RECOMMENDER – EVRYONE”


  1. September 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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