Everything Everything are a British indie band that formed in late 2007, originate from Tynedale, Kent and Guernsey, and reside in Manchester. Both singer/guitarist Jonathan Higgs and bassist Jeremy Pritchard have degrees in Popular Music which they obtained while studying at Salford University. Higgs and Pritchard met at University and decided to form a band once their degree had finished.
The band rose to fame when they were revealed as part of the BBC's Sound of 2010 poll on 7 December 2009. The band released their debut album, Man Alive, produced by David Kosten and released through Geffen Records on 30 August 2010; the album debuted at number 17 in the United Kingdom.
When asked about their sound in an interview with UK music blog There Goes the Fear in Leeds in October 2010, singer Jonathan Higgs replied, "We think of it as pop primarily but I think its a little bit more interesting. We try not to make it sound like a lot of things youve heard before, we dont try but it tends to come out a bit like that. Were not really interested in copying certain genres or anything, so I guess youd say its unpredictable and sort of surprising." Bassist Jeremy Pritchard has said the band's intention is to "to avoid cliche, or the cliches expected of white men with guitars from Manchester" and sums up their sound as "highly stylised and deracinated we're influenced by everything except 12-bar blues". Higgs counts Nirvana, Radiohead, the Beatles, Destiny's Child, and R. Kelly as some of their very eclectic influences.