Review: Everything Everything - Cough Cough
I must have listened to this song a dozen times now. Granted, this should have been one of the first things I should have reviewed for TheSprout (and my apologies for this). Over time, I had forgotten to review this single as I had gallivanted towards the operas, concerts and plays for which I was press.
Cough Cough by Everything Everything has a sense of urgency to it. It seems to have sounds mingling around a marching band, wondrous basslines, frantic electronic brass and intimate guitar and voice interludes. All this amounts to a cacophony of a song; thankfully the lyrics can be followed on the back of the CD sleeve.
I am also very fond of the front cover of the sleeve, which has the lead singer/guitarist Jonathan Higgs in a photoshopped portrait from two different angles, his head sliced into two (one towards the camera, the other with his back to us, turning left).
I can see this band being a great success story but to the extent of being a household name? Well maybe not as far as that. But they put the effort in to make songs that are bold, gutsy and have a dance floor appeal without losing their independent credentials.
Curious and unexpectedly appealing.
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