Joining our SRA Class of 2020 are duo Rhys Kirkby-Cox and Harvey Kirkby, who perform under the name of Everyone You Know. The duo managed to land a record deal just four weeks after putting up their first track on SoundCloud! Since then, they have well and truly dived in headfirst into the music industry with the release of a 7 track LP in 2018, ‘Cheer Up Charlie’, which included bangers such as ‘Sinners’ and ‘Dance Like We Used To’. The band have also released multiple singles in 2019, including ‘She Don’t Dance’, which has already had an impressive 2M+ streams. This band are causing some serious noise in the industry!
The boys have been likened to The Streets, Plan B and Arctic Monkeys, and have been particularly recognised for their realistic and observant lyricism reflecting a young person’s modern day. Everyone You Know have the combined sound of garage, electronic and dance, which never leaves the listener bored. These are the main reasons why Xpress Radio are such huge supporters of EYK; they are mixing their own sound with a nostalgic 90’s British sound, creating something unique in the music industry.
At the end of 2019, Everyone You Know had completed iconic festivals such as Reading and Leeds and smashed a huge headline tour with multiple sold out dates. In 2020, expect even bigger things from this duo – and be sure to let Everyone You Know (excuse the pun) about them, as they have only just begun!
Words by Bethan Willis of Xpress, Cardiff Uni