The Eversons are four cool New Zealand dudes living in London. Since 2010 they've been living together, making DIY records at their flat, and touring the world. Their sound is eclectic and their new record ‘Stuck in New Zealand’ is full of in-your-face psychedelic indie rock influenced by the likes of The Modern Lovers, Pulp, and Blur.
The critics are really into these guys. They’re always on about the witty lyrics or the sweet harmonies. Spindle Magazine reckons “clever might be the key word to their sound, because they often sound like a bunch of college students too smart for their own good, and frankly, it’s addictive. There isn’t enough music like this that is as blatantly honest and self-effacing as it is skilled.” Legendary critic Everett True says “Imagine Flight of the Conchords in a long passionate embrace with a dazzling diaspora of Clean fans”. Aww shucks.
Because they can record themselves at home, The Eversons have made all sorts of records. To name a few they’ve done a Japanese-language EP as cartoon band The Emilys, released a suicide-themed Christmas single and commissioned a tribute EP to themselves with covers by their favourite New Zealand bands. They released their Pavement-y first album ‘Summer Feeling’ in 2012 and the critics loved it. New Zealand national paper the Sunday Star Times gave it three out of four stars and called it album of the week and even that guy from Franz Ferdinand is into it, “Love the lyrics!” Cheers Alex Kapranos.
Their new album ‘Stuck in New Zealand’ is out in November 2016 through ThisTime Records in Japan and New Zealand’s Lil Chief Records everywhere else.