Arc is the second album from British indie band Everything Everything. The band formed in late 2007, originate from Tynedale, Kent and Guernsey, and reside in Manchester. Both singer/guitarist Jonathan Higgs and bassist Jeremy Pritchard have degrees in Popular Music which they obtained while studying at Salford University. Higgs and Pritchard met at University and decided to form a band once their degree had finished the band rose to fame when they were revealed as part of the BBC's Sound of 2010 poll on 7 December 2009. The band released their debut album, Man Alive, produced by David Kosten and released through Geffen Records on 30 August 2010; the album debuted at number 17 in the United Kingdom.