The band will record in a glass panelled room at Manchester's Central Library
Everything Everything have revealed that they’ll finish work on their new album during their week-long residency at Manchester’s Central Library from November 10-15.
The Manchester band released their second album ‘Arc’ in January 2013, following on from 2011’s Mercury Prize-nominated debut ‘Man Alive’. Now, they’ve planned something a little different for their third LP.
“Writing an album is often about putting things in three and a half minute boxes, trimming the fat, making sure it functions as a lean animal,” bassist Jeremy Pritchard told Manchester Evening News. “But we don’t have those restrictions here, so were going to be unpacking the ideas without the restrictions of songs or radio to consider.”
“We’re going to be working for two hours a day in the library in a glass panelled room so you can see in like we’re zoo animals, working on songs that don’t currently exist! And then at the end of the week, we’ll perform it.”
Pritchard continued: “We’ve been working on this since April or May, and one of the things that attracted us to curating it was there was no remit. They wanted us to use the building in whatever way we saw fit.”
“As much as we can we are using spaces not associated with the normal library use: the lifts, the stairwells, the coffee area. We’re trying to design it so that people will encounter things – some of it will be ticketed, but a lot of it will just happen to you!”
Meanwhile, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie will broadcast their BBC 6 Music radio show live from the venue on November 14, with Elbow’s Guy Garvey and New Order’s Bernard Sumner appearing as special guests.
Earlier this year, Everything Everything frontman Jonathan Higgs told NME that he thought the band’s second album was “slow and quite morbid” and wanted a quick return to the studio. He added: “We want to be more instinctive, do it straight from the top of our domes”.