Artist – CHVRCHES
Album – The Bones Of What You Believe (2013)
Check it out – https://open.spotify.com/album/3Vid4I2pEkZT6AGUZjAIiY
Chvrches (pronounced Churches) are an electro group from Scotland. Reminiscent of 80s electronic groups such as A-HA and Depeche Mode, Chvrches are bringing their haunting lyrics and catchy beats to larger and larger audiences every year. Gaining the fifth place in BBCs Sound of 2013 and having their hit single ‘The Mother We Share’ played during the Commonwealth Games opening, Chvrches are climbing the popularity ladder with ease.
This album did come out a while ago, i just really enjoyed it and wanted to review it now i had started this blog. Each song on this LP deserves to be there, adding something different and catchy to grab the listeners attention. Songs such as ‘The Mother We Share’ and ‘Recover’ really stand out as pop hits, not only because they are catchy and draw you in, but because of the tone from the synths and lead singer Lauren Mayberrys brilliant vocals. The contrast between the often happy sounding music and the deep/dark (at times) lyrics is kind of haunting, with Laurens delivery adding to that. Production on the bass, synth leads and drums is brilliant, amercing the listener in the large sound of each song. Despite this band being an electronic-pop group, there music is a tad more complexed in the rhythm of the drums beats and synth melodies, which makes the album seem a bit more important than every other electro-pop album churned out last year.
This was one of my favourite albums of 2013. With it being a debut album this means Chvrches deserve even more respect, as they’ve not had as much time to progress their music. Hopefully this isn’t one of many great debut albums though, that then are preceded by disappointments.