Everything Everything have released their highly anticipated ‘RE-ANIMATOR’ album today, 11th September. The 11-track record includes singles ‘In Birdsong’, ‘Arch Enemy’, ‘Planets’, ‘Violent Sun’, and ‘Big Climb’, also released today, and has been met with a wonderful reception from fans and critics.
The band discussed their process and inspiration in a press release, saying, “We started to notice a lot of online dejection at the state of the world that young people stand to inherit. It was nihilistic, but perfectly understandable and basically rational.”
They continued to explain that “They are inheriting a rapidly warming planet with few jobs and little affordable housing, created by previous generations who seem utterly unapologetic. The attitude is ‘We fucked it, now it’s your problem so you fix it.’ It’s shameful that we’re relying on fifteen year olds to lead the way. We wanted to satirise all of that.”
The video for final single ‘Big Climb’ is out now, and has 6,000 views already. It shows the group working in an office, carrying their instruments in some shots, and interspersed with clips of horrific events the climate crisis has caused. The goal is to show their audience a take on society’s ignorance of climate change while it encourages workers to get back to their capitalist jobs, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
To celebrate the album’s completion, the band announced a virtual reality concert entitled ‘Virtual RE-ANIMATOR’, with one show taking place yesterday, and one today. It saw Everything Everything perform a full live show including songs from the new album and previous hits, using visual elements to captivate and impress viewers. Furthermore, some fans were able to meet the band, as well as partake in the virtual reality fun themselves.
19/03/2021 – Rock City, Nottingham
20/03 – O2 Academy – Birmingham
22/03 – UEA – Norwich
23/03 – O2 Academy – Liverpool
25/03 – Manchester Academy – Manchester
26/03 – SWG3 – Glasgow
27/03 – O2 Academy – Newcastle
29/03 – O2 Academy – Leeds
30/03 – O2 Academy – Bristol
01/04 – Roundhouse – London
03/04 – Dome – Brighton
05/04 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin
Check out the full track-list for ‘RE-ANIMATOR’ below.
1. Lost Powers
2. Big Climb
3. It Was A Monstering
6. Arch Enemy
7. Lord Of The Trapdoor
8. Black Hyena
9. In Birdsong
10. The Actor
11. Violent Sun