[Audio] Chvrches’ ‘Lies’ reMixed by Tourist



So, yeah, Glaswegian ElectroPop overlords Chvrches’ début track, Lies, is, as suspected, getting re-released with a full reMix package. The version of the track on their stunning début album, The Bones Of What You Believe, we a re-recorded version anyway, so it kinda’ makes sense. Also, it’s a strong-as-hell song that deserves wider exposure than it got first time around. So it’s all good.

the first of the reMixes to break cover comes from London producer Tourist who eases you slowly into the tune with a lush piano and vocal intro. This clean, and haunting, take on the song lasts for almost half the reMixes length, before Tourist flips the tune into a Bass heavy Deep House groover with hints of Chicago here and there. It;s compelling stuff, but you can;t help but feel like it’s not quite there. Don;t get us wrong, Tourist’s mix is full of amazing ideas and a beautiful sonic pallet, but unfortunately it never really delivers on the amazingness it promises, leaving it always just short of perfection. Still, a worthy addition to the Chvrches reMix pantheon and one we hope to be dancing to in a club soon.

♫ Chvrches – Lies (Tourist Remix)

Chvrches re-release Lies on 2nd December, their début full length record, The Bones Of What You Believe, is out now.

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[Video] Chvrches’ ‘Lies’


CHVRCHES   Lies   YouTube

Chvrches appear to be releasing videos in reverse order to singles. So here we are, a couple of months after their stunning first album The Bones Of What You Believe was released, with the video for their début song, from summer last year, Lies.

The clip was directed by Sing J. Lee. Like the Recover video it’s pretty Sci-Fi, and seems to have been put together by someone who actually got the song, a rarity these days.

Chvrches début full length record, The Bones Of What You Believe, is out now.

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[MP3] Chvrches’ ‘The Mother We Share’ reMixed by Moon Boots



OK, we’ll be honest, we weren’t really feeling this reMix on first listen. Which was odd as we adore Chvrches, and The Mother We Share is our favourite Chvrches tune. We’re also huge fans of American Nu-Disco don Moon Boots, and are normally all over his reMixes. It kinda’ felt like Moon Boots didn’t really ‘get’ the song and just tried to shoehorn it into a standard Nu-Disco track, but on reflection we don’t think it’s his fault. The Mother We Share, lyrically and vocally, just isn’t a song that lends it’s self to laid-back poolside disco. Once we stopped worrying about the vocals fitting we we’re actually able to enjoy the track a lot more. So we decided to write about it after all.

Just taking the track on it’s own merits, it’s another excellent Moon Boots production. utterly infectious bass, sparse and mood building piano, little funky synth riffs, it’s got everything you;d ask for in a slick slice of synthetic Disco. We can’t really fault the actual track at all, it’s a really good tune. Chvrches’ The Mother We Share is an amazing song, and Moon Boots production on this track is superb, we just can’t help but feel the two shouldn’t have met. It’s an awesome five minutes of future funk, it would probably be better with less vocals though, and that’s something we never say!

Chvrches – The Mother We Share (Moon Boots reMix)

Chvrches début full length record, The Bones Of What You Believe, is out now.

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[Audio] Chvrches’ ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ album



We’ve had a niggling question in the back of our minds this past year since Glaswegian ElectroPop trio Chvrches burst onto the scene. First coming to our attention early summer last year with Lies, we were immediately pretty enamoured. Chvrches are the kind of band we live for here on electronic rumors, but they’re not, however, the kind of thing that tends to get much mainstream attention. As the last year and a half have progressed, and Chvrches have released a string of singles and we’ve fallen hopelessly in love with everything they’ve released, but all the while had the concern in the periphery of our consciousness that (as has happened so often in the last five years) Chvrches were merely using ElectroPop to get attention and any day now would release an ‘authentic’ Indie-Rock record (they didn’t), or that their hype, mass press immersion and supersonic rise to fame was just the result of slick management and media manipulation. The question that has been tickling our consciousness is why were Chvrches getting all this attention over the countless other equally amazing ElectroPop acts we write about daily? Well we’ve been listing to Chvrches’ forthcoming début album, The Bones Of What You Believe, for the past week and we’ve pretty conclusively had that question answered.

Chvrches’ album is fucking stunning!

Seriously, nothing we write here can come close to conveying just how good this record is, but let’s have a crack at it anyway. There are many reasons Chvrches are so special and it’s not all that hard to pinpoint what they are. For a start the music seems to work on two levels constantly. There’s an immediate rush of breezy Pop vibes from a Chvrches tune that belies more complex musicianship. Catchy hooks and melodies rub shoulders with glitchy programming and twisted use of sound. Icy synths stack up to create something warm and cinematic in what seems like a contradiction, but feels so comfortable..

And then there’s Lauren’s vocals, which are some of the most brutal we’ve heard since the late 80s. Using this sweet, innocent voice to expose raw emotional wounds, the lyrical content of the songs contained within The Bones Of What You Believe are bitter and full of venom. It’s so refreshing, in this day-and-age of homogenised Pop tunes, to hear a vocalist really, truly, wear their heart on their sleeve and it makes the journey through The Bones Of What You Believe a much more personal, engrossing and ultimately enjoyable experience.

All the singles are present and correct on the album, their première track Lies (which sounds re-recorded for the album version), it’s follow up (and still our favourite Chvrches track) The Mother We Share, and the two proper singles, Recover and Gun. As we said, we’ve swiftly fallen for each of the single, particularly the album’s opener, the sweeping The Mother We Share, but to our surprise, and relief, Chvrches haven’t played all their trump cards on the singles. The album’s new tracks keep up the same level of quality, at times even exceeding it. We Sink’s energetic, distorted arpeggios serve as the soundtrack the The Bones Of What You Believe’s finest chorus. Cutting as much as it is anthemic, We Sink balances uplifting, infectious ElectroPop with a razor-sharp-wit vocals perfectly. It’s not all bubbly poison though, more pensive tracks like Tether, Lungs, You Caught The Light deliver an enigmatic beauty and atmospheric respite amongst the pounding beats. Under The Tide seems to inject to album with a healthy dose of optimism set to a euphoric dancefloor backing whilst elsewhere, Science/Visions is the closest Chvrches get to actual Industrial music, the track bordering on old school EBM at times. The bright Pop returns for By The Throat and epic Night Sky, a track that sums up all of Chvrches’ exposed emotional energy. There’s also a surprising amount of Martin Doherty singing on The Bones Of What You Believe. Surprising but not unwelcome, it only adds to the albums variety and the man can hold an impassioned Indie vocal line adequately.

In a year of awesome album release from the likes of Tesla Boy, Little Boots, Bastille, AlunaGeorge, Maya Jane Coles, Classixx, Pet Shop Boys, Marnie, Kisses, Charli XCX and Daft Punk, just to name a few, Chvrches’ The Bones Of What You Believe is easily our favourite full length record of the year. If we gave scores out of ten, The Bones Of What You Believe would have to be a ten. The record is released next Monday, buy it or you’re an idiot, simple as that.

♫ Chvrches – The Mother We Share

♫ Chvrches – Gun

♫ Chvrches – Lies

♫ Chvrches – Recover

Chvrches début full length record, The Bones Of What You Believe, is released 23rd September.

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[Video] Chvrches’ ‘The Mother We Share’


CHVRCHES   The Mother We Share   YouTube

Well, this is a pleasant surprise for the start of the week. Glaswegian ElectroPop heroes Chvrches second single, The Mother We Share, from way back in September 2012, and one of their best tunes to date, has suddenly got a music video.

We also think that this is our favourite video of their to date too.

Chvrches The Mother We Share is out now. Their début full length record, titled, The Bones Of What You Believe, is released 23rd September.

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[Audio] Chvrches reMixed by Auntie Flo



So, we presume that Glaswegian producer Auntie Flo has added the final ‘ie’ after taking his name from Bod’s Aunt Flo to stop the BBC suing him or something. Either that or he has his own beloved Auntie Flo, seems a bit coincidental though. We are also completely discounting him taking his name from an American euphemism for the fairer sex’s ‘time of the month’, because, well, he’s from the UK and no-one says that here, it’s far to polite, when we slang it up, we slang it up right nice. Wherever he took his moniker from, he’s turned his attention to fellow Glaswegian ElectroPoppers Chvrches current single Gun and totally transforms the track into an emotional Deep House mesmerizer.

A completely involving reMix, Auntie Flo serves up an intoxicating swirl of warm tones and compelling beats. This is summery festival House as you want it to be. Deep and sub loaded, this is one to get lost in, and the added dusting of Lauren Mayberry’s strangely powerful vocals is just the icing on the cake. As the track glides into it’s organ fuelled finale you just want to be in a field with 20,000 other revellers.

♫ Chvrches – Gun (Auntie Flo reMix)

Chvrches Gun is out now. Their début full length record, titled, The Bones Of What You Believe, is released 23rd September.

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[Video] Chvrches’ ‘Gun’


CHVRCHES   Gun   YouTube

Did you pick up the new release from reigning Glaswegian ElectroPop trio Chvrches’, Gun? Now you can relive the excitement by checking out the brand new video for the track.

It’s a kaleidoscopic dream of vintage video effects and interpretative dance Enjoy.

Chvrches’ Gun is out now.

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[Audio] Chvrches’ ‘Gun’



The worrying prospect that one-day Glaswegian ElectroPop trio Chvrches might release a shit song and the dream will be over is, thankfully, not yet something we have to concern ourselves with. In fact, these guys are only getting stronger. Surely they can’t be that perfect, even if they are from Glasgow. here’s their latest tune, Gun, to make you feel like all’s right with the world.

Gun unleashed a swell of perfect Power Pop. Given a robotic edge by a rash on Numandoid synth sparkles, the core of the track is driving retro Pop. A big empowering tune that sees Lauren sounding ballsier than ever, she doesn’t sound so much like she’s about to break this time around. Really, ElectroPop doesn’t get much better than this, everyone should be really looking forward to the September hinted album release.

♫ Chvrches – Gun

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[MP3] Chvrches reMix Ms Mr


Ms Mr

We’re definitely glad that Glaswegian ElectroPop heroes Chvrches are reMixing more and more these days. It gives you a good insight into their musical backgrounds and how they handle music when not necessarily worrying about the songwriting. They’ve delivered some good stuff of late, and this new reMix for New York moody Pop duo Ms Mr is no exception.

Taking the duos track Hurricane, Chvrches work their magic and offer up something that is unmistakable their own, but with, perhaps, a more playful side to it. Especially the chorus, which is pure 80s Electronic Soul, complete with electric zaps and popping purcussion alongside big orchestral stabs. Blending multiple catchy melodies Chvrches make the particularly melancholy track, upbeat and Poppy. We’d definitely like to see some of this retro work on the next Chvrches release please.

Ms Mr – Hurricane (Chvrches reMix)

Ms Mr’s album Secondhand Rapture is out 14th May.

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[Audio] Chvrches Vs. Curxes



Yes, we’re sure there are jokes to be made about how no one involved in this article (us included actually) can spell, but we’re going to skip that and get straight to the music. Brighton ElectroPop duo Curxes are having an awesome week it seems, not only did they release their new single yesterday, but Monday also saw the eagerly awaited release of Glaswegian SynthPop heroes Chvrches’ Recover, which features a Curxes reMix to boot.

Huge, that’s one way to describe Curxes reMix of Recover. Cavernous. The track is like a cathedral of electronic excellence. Machine gun snyths and one of the most unexpectedly funky Industrial beats we’ve heard in a while threaten to drown Lauren’s vocals, but a perfect balance is struck. The track actually got a lot on common with old New Beat tunes and the second wave of EBM, but with much more of an understanding of what makes infectious Pop. Curxes have taken a completely different route with this song that the original, and very much made it their own.

♫ Chvrches – Recover (Curxes’ 1996 reMix)

Chvrches’ Recover is out now.

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