Ones-to-watch sibling duo Everyone You Know (EYK) have today dropped their highly anticipated 13 track EP ‘Just For The Times’ via Sony RCA UK. Alongside the release, EYK have also unveiled their new single ‘There For You’ which showcases the pairs’ signature genre-bending style, combining brooding late night vibes with uplifting piano house production, topped by Rhys’ soulful vocals. Stay tuned for the video which is set to go live at 5pm today!
‘Just For The Times’ is a rich embodiment of EYK’s sonic diversity and delves into the pairs’ journey over the last 18-24 months. The project provides a soundtrack to the highs, the lows, the nostalgia and the pent-up energy over lockdown, skewered in pin-sharp rhymes, layered over precision tooled bedroom beats. Listeners are treated to a dynamic body of work from the multi-faceted duo which includes 8 new tracks alongside fan favourites such as ‘Radio’, ‘Just For The Times’, When The Sun Comes Up’ ‘Higher’, and ‘Charlie’.
Speaking about the release EYK say: “‘Just for the Times’ is not just an “EP” but it’s a representation of the lives we and our loved ones have all lived throughout the past 2 years. It’s a project where we’ve really delved deep, thought about carefully and made as honest as possible. We wanted this project to represent our fans too, something everyone can relate to and connect with. It’s ten tracks of emotions that vary from high to low, hope to hopelessness and joy to sadness. It’s a project we’re really proud of, and can’t wait for you all to hear. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.”
The band recently announced they will embark on a 13 date UK headline tour. Kicking things off at The Think Tank, Newcastle on 16th November, the pair will play across cities including Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham and Glasgow, before rounding things off with a huge headline performance at XOYO, London on 4th December which has now sold out! Tickets for other dates are currently on sale here.
Everyone You Know aka half-brothers Rhys Kirkby-Cox and Harvey Kirkby have had a rapid rise to success in a short space of time, amassing over 100 million worldwide streams, an explosive 15-date sold out UK tour, as well as a UK mainstage festival debut at Reading & Leeds and a stint as UK brand ambassadors for Reebok. The sibling duo have paved a uniquely British lane for themselves, blending hip hop, garage, dance and punk who draw on diverse influences such as J Dilla, Dr Dre, The Streets, Wu Tang Clan and Kano. Honing their signature sound, the pair have built a cult following with tracks such as ‘Just For The Times’, ‘Our Generation’, ‘She Don’t Dance’, and ‘The Drive’. Along with this, the pair recently collaborated with heavyweight producers Hybrid Minds on their festival anthem ‘Dance Forever’ and Brazilian superstar Alok on ‘Kids On Whizz’. Not stopping there, EYK have garnered widespread tastemaker support along the way from the likes of Annie Mac (headlined AMP at Old Blue Last), Jack Saunders (Radio 1 Maida Vale Session), Jordan North, Steve Lamacq (6Music Session), BBC Introducing, NME, Wonderland, Notion, Sunday Times Culture, Clash, Complex, and The Line of Best Fit positioning themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative new talents to come out of the UK.
EYK’s 13-track EP ‘Just For The Times’ is out now!