CHVRCHES – Electro Pop With Dark Lockdown Stories On Fourth Full Length ‘SCREEN VIOLENCE’

5 September 2021

Scottish electro-pop darlings
Active since 2011 / 4 studio albums
so far (including the new one)

Released: 27 August 2021 – order info here

NME says: “For all the doom and gloom that living in our digital
world brings, it’s not all bad, as ‘Screen Violence’ shows. After all,
without our devices, apps and screens, this record wouldn’t exist
and, given that it’s Chvrches’ best effort yet and a glimmeringly
great addition to 2021’s cultural highlights, that would be a
Full review: here. Score: 4/5.

Lauren Mayberry (singer): “It was horrible to have to only see
people on screens – I’ve not seen my mum in 3D since Christmas
2019. But I think, if anything, it made me more grateful because if
this didn’t exist I couldn’t talk to you; we couldn’t have made this
record and we couldn’t have spoken to any of our friends and
family. It makes you think – are the machines evil, or are we?”

Singles/clips: He Said She Said / How Not To Down / Good Girls


(Feat. Robert Smith)





25 June 2021

Five new firecrackers to boost your weekend…

‘How Not To Drown’ by CHRVCHES and Robert Smith
The original track was released early this month. And this version is remixed by
the hands of The Cure‘s mastermind Robert Smith. He pumped up the volume and
build a titanic wall-of-sound.

Press play here…

‘Cannonball’ by EAMON MCGRATH (Toronto)
This instantly affecting country rock anthem “alludes to the opportunity to reflect
and look back on moments in your life as a musician with love and desire, but also a deep realization that they will never return.”
. The captivating duet vocals with Cayley Thomas – think Emmylou Harris on a high – are nothing less than overwhelming. You’ll understand why Eamon McGrath is a Gram Parsons and Lee Hazlewood fan. Top stuff!

Buy/stream here…

‘Sirens’ by FUZZY LIGHTS (Cambridge UK)
“Its a dark love song that tries to figure out how can we live with one another when there
is so much hate and resentment.”
Sings of the times indeed. Sirens has an ominous psych flow while the ghostly vocals emphasize the song’s haunting atmospherics. An amplified mediation about the uncertain future. From the band’s new album Burials, out 2nd July.

‘Boston Lager’ by THE RUDDY RUCKUS (Hamilton, Canada)
Remember those crazy nights out on the town when you’re with your friends and things are starting to get a little too carried away? It’s possible you can’t remember those out-of-your-mind drink sessions because you had way to much Boston Lager in your bloodstream.

Anyway, this swaggering rocker feels like a sober reflection about marathon booze excesses. This is the second single from our upcoming debut album Wentworth And
out September 10th,

Buy/stream the booze here…

‘We Are Between’ by MODEST MOUSE (Portland, US)
Today, the Portland veterans released their 7th album, titled The Golden Casket. Without a shadow of a doubt one of their best works. The adrenaline lead-single ‘We Are Between‘ is definitely my favorite.

Here’s why…

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

ROBERT SMITH Joins CHVRCHES For New Wall-Of-Emotive Synths Single – ‘HOW NOT TO DROWN’

3 June 2021

Band: CHRVCHES (Glasgow, Scotland)
Active since 2011 – 3 studio albums so far

New album: SCREEN VIOLENCE – 4th LP
Release: 27 August 2021
Order info: here

New single: HOW NOT TO DROWN
Lauren Mayberry (singer/lyricist): “It’s about a time when
I just wanted to disappear, and the only time I ever thought
about quitting the band. I felt like I was in over my head at
the deep end and not sure how to get back.”

How Not To Drown is a three-part composition. Starting with
a poppy disco vibe, followed by a vocal Robert Smith (The Cure)
moment, and ending with a dreamy wall-of-synths finale. Oh,
almost forgot, the chorus is emotionally titan. Top stuff.

Listen here…

CHRVCHES: Facebook

Big Electro Bass Banger – CHRVCHES Drop New Track ‘HE SAID SHE SAID’

New sonic impulses…

21 April 2021

Band: CHRVCHES (Glasgow, Scotland)
Active: since 2011 / so far 4 albums

New single: HE SAID SHE SAID
A song recorded while in lockdown, with singer Lauren Mayberry
and multi-instrumentalist Martin Doherty isolating in Los Angeles.

Mayberry: “I feel like I have spent a lot of my life, personally and professionally,
performing the uncomfortable balancing act that is expected of women and it gets
more confusing and exhausting the older I get… ‘He Said She Said’ is my way of
reckoning with things I’ve accepted that I know I shouldn’t have. Things I pretended
weren’t damaging to me. Being a woman is fucking exhausting and it felt better to
scream it into a pop song than scream it into the void. After the past year, I think
we can all relate to feeling like we’re losing our minds.”

He Said She Said is a huge electro bass banger..
A slo-mo emo coup with sparkling synths.

Listen here…

CHRVCHES: Facebook

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