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Quite filthy...fits snuggly into the playlist - Radio XFM


Live they demand their place as pop stars delivering fine sets and commanding the crowd with a charismatic front man’’ - NME (UK)


Fucking brilliant...the coolest band I've heard this month - Kerrang Magazine (UK)


'Going Down' has hit written all over it - Gigwise Web (UK)


Already hailed as the next big thing - Notion Magazine (UK)


Decent tunes, a front man who can command the crowd - Artrocker Magazine (UK)


The guitar parts are as thick and dense as Coldplay with a vocalist who seems just this side of Bono. Famous producer extraordinaire John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, HIM, Depeche Mode) gobbled up the band after their stint alongside Louis XIV at Camden Barfly. Terrific pop songs that are memorable numbers that darkly please. Editor's Choice.
- Smother.net


EVERYTHING ON BLACK

'Stain'

Might as well slap a big fat sticker on the front of this that reads "commercial gold". If we were to compile a huge list of artists who comfortably glide across the airwaves of day-time radio then we could happily start checking them off as we voyage through 'Stain'. From Franz Ferdinand ('Impossible You') to Snow Patrol ('Trust'), the Manic Street Preachers ('Girl') and Placebo (pretty much every damn song on here), E.O.B. don't put a foot wrong. Suitably dextrous, heartfelt and understated as necessary, this is one album that seems shorter than it actually is by virtue of the fact that it so damn enjoyable. Normally we don't like to gamble but this one looks like a sure-fire bet. (ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE UK)
- RockSound


"All [the songs] on the album are likely to be hit singles." (8.5/10) LD50 - LD50


http://www.roomthirteen.com/cgi-bin/cd_view.cgi?CDID=4167

Everything on Black really know how to write a pop song. They have made an album of dark and accomplished pop that is dirty sounding enough to be interesting but clean and poppy enough to bother the charts. There have already been comparisons between them and Placebo and you can see why; they produce that kind of catchy but darkly emotional, not-quite-melancholy music, they aren't anywhere near as caustic and filthy and gothy as early Placebo, but the comparisons seem to be based on Placebo's more recent poppier, toned down output so really they sound more like Depeche Mode in a blender with HIM, but a bit softer and safer. They have a real 1980s throwback feel to their sound which is really popular with pop bands at the moment, very radio friendly.

The production on the album by John Fryer (NIN, Depeche Mode, HIM) is perfect for their music; the edges of Anti's vocals have been smoothed off so they are crystal clear but you can still hear the emotion he so obviously pumps into his performance. Luckily though, the fuzziness that is a feature of their sound has been left on the guitars so there is still something for you to get your teeth into – this is really in evidence on tracks like 'Runaway' and 'No More Idols' towards the end of the album where the guitars are actually pretty heavy and epic and create a lovely wall of sound that washes over you if you let it. The standout tracks on the album 'Impossible You', 'Following my Dreams' and 'How was I Supposed to Know' are the ones that combine this fuzzy sound with really catchy tunes and sing along choruses to create pop tunes that are memorable but not one-dimensional.

The album definitely grows on you with a couple of listens and there is surprisingly quite a lot here to discover and get excited about. They have some really nice tunes and the vocals are a sweet but husky and sultry croon, so they fit right in with the fuzz of the guitar sound. This is a solid and really mature sounding release that deserves some attention and is sure to get it, hopefully if people are willing to let them in and give this album a chance they will attract fans of all types music because they have more to offer than the standard pop outfit.
- RoomThirteen.com


Discography

'Impossible You' - Airplay 2006
'Trust' - Airplay 2006
'Stain' - Airplay 2006

'Stain' - Album October 2006

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Bio

With members harking from Finland, Sweden and Italy and the UK and pitched musically
somewhere between U2, Interpol and Placebo they play strong guitar driven pop, combining dark, despondent verses with uplifting rifts and choruses.

EVERYTHING ON BLACK (formerly known as EYE) played their first gig in September 2003 at a sold-out Water Rats Theatre. More gigs followed and the band's stylish, dark sound has since attracted an ever-growing fanbase. At the end of the year, the band went to The Library Studio in North London to record their six-track debut EP. Logo Magazine picked up the demo and feverishly tipped them to ‘'surpass both Placebo and My Vitriol'’. On the back of this recording the band secured more shows across London, including The Garage, ULU, The Barfly and The Metro Club.

In the spring of 2004 the band were picked up by producer Tom Stubbs (The Departure) and recorded their second EP 'Stain'. The three-song release won demo of the week in Camden New Journal and was played on both Radio One and XFM and achieved much interest from a number of record labels which ultimately led the band to sign with legendary cult producer John Fryer's (Nine Inch Nails, HIM, Cocteau Twins, Depeche mode) Something To Listen To label.

EVERYTHING ON BLACK will be releasing their debut album "Stain" on October 2nd . Already the record is spreading across mainland Europe and the band have been playlisted by national radio stations in Poland, Finland, France and Italy along with a number of glowing reviews and ‘Album of the Week’ plaudits.