Polychromatic indie art rock outfit Everything Everything emerged from the music scene of Manchester, England in the late 2000s, delivering their first album, Man Alive, in 2010. Led by Jonathan Higgs' unmistakable falsetto and beholden to no single formula, the band proved to be as accessible as Michael Jackson and as heady as Ezra Pound and Steve Reich, while drawing from a well that runs as deep as the Beatles and Bowie, all stated influences. The debut was nominated for the Mercury Prize, and Everything Everything landed in the U.K. Top Five with the follow-up, 2013's Arc. They repeated that chart placement with 2017's A Fever Dream (which garnered a second Mercury Prize nomination) as well as 2020's John Congleton-produced RE-ANIMATOR. Never ones to shy away from topical subject matter, themes of trauma and technology governed their sixth album, 2022's Raw Data Feel, which incorporated A.I.-generated lyrics.
In 2014 Everything Everything led Chaos to Order, a week of curated events and experiments challenging perceptions of libraries and what a 21st century library could be.