Teragram Ballroom Presents: Everything Everything [All Ages / Doors 7pm, Show 8pm / $30]
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This is a band that have spent their career challenging every phoned-in convention of rock and revelling in a disdain for retrogression, all the while touring with the likes of Muse and Foals and scoring three Ivor Novello nominations and a Mercury Prize nod in the process. Following the success of their most recent, top 5 album, 'Arc,' Jonathan Higgs, bassist Jeremy Pritchard, guitarist Alex Robertshaw and drummer Michael Spearman hunkered down in a derelict warehouse in Ancoats, Manchester, to write and record 'Get to Heaven.' Although completing around 80% of the album independently, they enlisted Stuart Price [Madonna, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers] to stitch together their surprisingly vibrant tapestry of modern horrors. It was a musical marriage which may seem incongruous for a band so entrenched in their leftfield roots, but soon unravelled itself as utterly ideal for their alt-pop ambitions.