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Everything Everything Announce New Album, Share Creepy “Can’t Do” Video

A Fever Dream Due Out August 18

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British art-rockers Everything Everything have announced a new album, A Fever Dream, and shared a video for its first single, “Can’t Do.” The album is due out August 18 (via RCA in the U.K.). “Can’t Do” premiered last night on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Holly Blakey directed the creepy “Can’t Do” video, which features intense interpretive dancers in a cave, some wearing strange masks featuring the faces of the band members (Everything Everything are known for their weird and wonderful video). Below is the video, followed by the album’s tracklist, the single’s cover art, and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Singer Jonathan Higgs had this to say about “Can’t Do” in a press release: “‘Can’t Do’ is about trying to bend to the world and fit into it. Nobody is normal, nobody knows what normal is. ‘I can’t do the thing you want’ - we don’t care we just want you to dance.”

Higgs had this to say about working with Blakey on the video: “We saw some of Holly’s work and particularly loved the video she did for Young Fathers - ‘Shame.’ We wanted a choreographer as we felt dance was really important to realizing this song on camera. She totally ‘got us’ once we got talking so we knew we were in safe hands.”

As for the video’s concept, Higgs explains: “We came to Holly with the idea of mutants dancing in a sewer but over time this became masked weirdos dancing in a kind of lava palace. She really wanted a sense of naughtiness and humor to shine through which definitely came out well. I see the video as a window onto freaks and outcasts, those who can’t fit in, ‘can’t do’ what the world wants them to do, and the masks are them trying to fit in, but you’d have to ask Holly why they ended up in the centre of the earth!”

Higgs also added this: “We’ve never worked with dancers or a choreographer so that was quite interesting, Holly shot a lot of takes and the dancers were exhausted. Mike our drummer took the place of one dancer for one shot, wearing his own face mask, it’s a little Easter egg that’s prrrrreeeeetty hard to spot. He got cold quickly though.”

The album is the Manchester band’s fourth and the follow-up to 2015’s Get to Heaven.

Can’t Do (Official Video) by Everything Everything on VEVO.

A Fever Dream Tracklis:

01 Night of the Long Knives
02 Can’t Do
03 Desire
04 Big Game
05 Good Shot, Good Soldier
06 Run the Numbers
07 Put Me Together
08 A Fever Dream
09 Ivory Tower
10 New Deep
11 White Whale

Everything Everything Tour Dates:

Saturday 17th June - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge - SOLD OUT
Sunday 18th June - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 20th June - Albert Hall, Manchester - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 21st June - Heaven, London - SOLD OUT
Friday 7th July - TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
Saturday 29th July - Afisha Picnic, Moscow
Sunday 30th July - FSP Art Picnic, Minsk
Saturday 5th August - Applegarden Festival, Diepholz
Friday 25th August - Reading Festival
Sunday 27th August - Leeds Festival
Saturday 2nd September - Electric Picnic, Ireland
Friday 29th September - By The Sea Festival, Margate

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