Everything Everything – The Mad Stone

Manchester future-art-rockers Everything Everything’s latest single ‘The Mad Stone’ is one of the central parts of their forthcoming 7th album ‘Mountainhead’, a record that, we’re told, is a parable for modern times, mellifluously dissecting a society with the sole mission of building a greater purpose sacred mountain, leaving a resource depleted hole left behind for it’s labouring citizens to live in.

With all the dynamism and technological ingenuity of Radiohead, the oracular four-piece use lush orchestration and sumptuous choral harmonies to reveal the spellbinding, narcissistic wonder the civilization in question discovers at the mighty mound’s zenith: “At the very top, there was a screen that showed a picture of a/Man who stood there looking at a picture of a man who stood there/looking at a picture of a picture of a man on a screen”.

Prior single ‘Cold Reactor’ acts as a euphonic precursor to ‘The Mad Stone’ and the full album, ‘Mountainhead’, is due to be released on 1st March 2024. You can pre-order it right now in a range of formats. The full track list is below:

1 – Wild Guess
2 – The End Of The Contender
3 – Cold Reactor
4 – Buddy, Come Over
5 – R U Happy?
6 – The Mad Stone
7 – TV Dog
8 – Canary
9 – Don’t Ask Me To Beg
10 – Enter The Mirror
11 – Your Money, My Summer
12 – Dagger’s Edge
13 – City Song
14 – The Witness

The group have also announced the following tour dates. Check them out and find ticket links below:

March 26th 2024 – SGW3 Galvanizers, Glasgow
March 27th 2024 – Stylus, Leeds
March 29th 2024 – New Century, Manchester
March 30th 2024 – New Century, Manchester
March 31st 2024 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
April 2nd 2024 – The Junction, Cambridge
April 4th 2024 – Rock City, Nottingham
April 5th 2024 – Troxy, London
April 6th 2024 – O2 Academy, Bristol

‘The Mad Stone’ was released on 17th November 2024 and you can watch it’s visualiser video below:

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