Following the announcement of their forthcoming seventh studio record, Mountainhead last month, Everything Everything have released their new single, “The Mad Stone”. The track marks the shapeshifting English band’s latest song and second offering from the new album due out March 1st, 2024 via BMG.
Opening with a staccato rhythm that evokes a pick relentlessly hammering at stone, ‘The Mad Stone’ represents the thesis at Mountainhead’s core. With frontman Jonathan Higgs’ satirical stabs at capitalist gluttony (“Do you live in a mine? A notorious black spot; up and coming, I hear”) and swathes of rapidfire vocal harmonies, the song unfolds into a march of guitarist Alex Robertshaw’s moody orchestration and luminous alt-pop hooks. “The Mad Stone” arrives alongside a mind-melting visualizer today; one that sees the band scaling a mountain as the ground warps beneath their feet. It’s a dream-like – or perhaps nightmarish – illusion of progress, as their bodies move but their elevation remains the same.
“This song sets out the grand narrative of the album, wherein a society is forever building an immense mountain, at the cost of living in the resulting giant hole (quarry),” says Jonathan Higgs of “The Mad Stone”. “Alex created an orchestral accompaniment and we recorded a lot of group vocals to give it a kind municipal choral sound.”
On the horizon for Everything Everything is the group’s first UK headline tour in over a year, which saw a second Manchester date added after the first rapidly sold-out. Their recent shows have included a North American tour in which they debuted ‘Cold Reactor’, an OVO Wembley Arena show as special guests to Nothing But Thieves, and a headline set at Waves Festival. Remaining tickets for their upcoming headline tour, dates listed below, are available HERE.
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING 2024 TOUR DATES
March 26 – SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow UK
March 27 – Stylus, Leeds UK
March 29 – New Century Hall, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT)
March 30 – New Century Hall, Manchester UK (NEWLY ADDED)
March 31 – De LA Warr Pavillion, Bexhill UK
April 2 – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge UK
April 4 – Rock City, Nottingham UK
April 5 – Troxy, London UK
April 6 – The Marble Factory, Bristol UK