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Great new(ish) pop band IMO. What say you ILM cats?

http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/read/chvrches-gun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y7kP98ty1g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyqemIbjcfg

piscesx, Friday, 31 May 2013 12:37 (four years ago) Permalink

you can tell they're cunts from the name. neeext

OH NO, SECONDS LEFT, SECONDS LEFT, AND THERE IT IS. REGRET. (imago), Friday, 31 May 2013 12:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Not overly fond of the band, but this remix is great:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yI1AN6zlJ4Y#!

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Friday, 31 May 2013 12:46 (four years ago) Permalink

you can tell they're cunts from the name. neeext

― OH NO, SECONDS LEFT, SECONDS LEFT, AND THERE IT IS. REGRET. (imago), Friday, 31 May 2013 12:40 (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 31 May 2013 12:49 (four years ago) Permalink

you mean cvnts surely?

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Friday, 31 May 2013 12:51 (four years ago) Permalink

i was reaaaally into "the mother we share", but every single following that has really bored me. overrated group at the moment, i'm willing to change my mind though if they hit on something as massive as that first tune

monotony, Friday, 31 May 2013 12:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I feel the same. But I almost went to go see them just because "The Mother We Share" is so goddamn good. I thought maybe live they could bring that energy to their other songs.

Vinnie, Friday, 31 May 2013 12:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Have been addicted to The Mother We Share for months. I like the other songs too but this one's perfect.

Very good MSMR remix too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5736_z1S4Vw

Deafening silence (DL), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:03 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah the Ms Mr remix is bliss.

piscesx, Friday, 31 May 2013 13:07 (four years ago) Permalink

agreed with everyone re: 'the mother we share' being head and shoulders above all their other songs

ciderpress, Friday, 31 May 2013 13:43 (four years ago) Permalink

The Mother We Share is one of the worst songs I've ever heard

PaulTMA, Friday, 31 May 2013 14:01 (four years ago) Permalink

That's one of the worst posts I've ever read.

Deafening silence (DL), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:07 (four years ago) Permalink

it really presses all the wrong buttons for me - limp, fey synths, adult doing toddler voice, general twee floral dress air

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Recover is the one track out of the three so far that made a real impression on me.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:28 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"gun" is so fucking great

anyway i'm hearing the album now and it's lovely

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 12 July 2013 18:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Recover is still the only one I like, but I'm looking forward to hearing the album anyway.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 12 July 2013 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Kind of dig the Cid Rim remix of "Recover".

c21m50nh3x460n, Friday, 12 July 2013 18:52 (four years ago) Permalink

any more details about the album Brad?

yeah that Cid Rim mix is great.

piscesx, Saturday, 20 July 2013 21:09 (four years ago) Permalink

The elpee doesn't come out until the 30th September, does it? Long wait.

I wanna live like C'MOWN! people (Turrican), Saturday, 20 July 2013 21:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Fwiw, I haven't listened to the EP all that much, but it's perked my interest enough to check the album out when it's out.

I wanna live like C'MOWN! people (Turrican), Saturday, 20 July 2013 21:50 (four years ago) Permalink

when will the abuse of consonants end please tell me

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:51 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mTRvJ9fugM

markers, Monday, 5 August 2013 19:53 (four years ago) Permalink

any more details about the album Brad?

it's like the singles but times 12; i'm not as in love with it as i thought i'd be but it's still really lovely

also the bloke sings too much

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 5 August 2013 20:22 (four years ago) Permalink

I almost saw them last month but then didn't for some reason. Really love the singles but don't know if I could handle a whole album of that? Hmm.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Monday, 5 August 2013 20:48 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.nme.com/news/chvrches/72677

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:50 (four years ago) Permalink

I am going to see them tonight!

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Have fun! I mean, really, who could hate this stuff?

I have gathered no gaudy flowers of speech in other men's gardens (dowd), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks, I'm pretty excited!

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I was just listening to them in the car!
I tried to stream the album on NPR but it kept failing >:(

kinder, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:55 (four years ago) Permalink

I mean, really, who could hate this stuff?

― I have gathered no gaudy flowers of speech in other men's gardens (dowd), Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:34 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

surprised at how much i hate this stuff tbh! vocals seem particularly awful?

flopson, Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:33 (four years ago) Permalink

v weak vocals but i guess thats the appeal to some?

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:34 (four years ago) Permalink

feel like i like other similar indie dance stuff with weak vocals like YACHT or whatever... mb that's more deadpan or something

flopson, Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I mean obviously people can hate this stuff just fine. I suppose it's on the fey side? You think with a more powerful voice you would like it more?

What I cannot bear is "normality." (dowd), Thursday, 26 September 2013 06:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Solid album but the first thing I ever heard by this lot was The Mother Will Share and there's nothing to touch it. Haim they are not.

Deafening silence (DL), Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:04 (four years ago) Permalink

i felt the same way about "gun" at first but it's now apparent to me that "night sky" is the best thing on here

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:19 (four years ago) Permalink

really REALLY hate the dude vocals

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:19 (four years ago) Permalink

"night sky" and "we sink" really

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:19 (four years ago) Permalink

very enjoyable album IMO, very in the vein of Purity Ring

You are kind, I am jerkface (DJP), Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:23 (four years ago) Permalink

xp cosign on the dude vocals, the bleating on "under the tide" is horrible

monotony, Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:27 (four years ago) Permalink

honestly I don't remember the dude vocals

You are kind, I am jerkface (DJP), Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:31 (four years ago) Permalink

The mother we share is great. The vocals are rough but every time I hear a bit of her scottish accent in it all is forgiven.

owenf, Thursday, 26 September 2013 23:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Having heard the dude vocals now, I feel like ppl are looking for reasons to hate them?

smang culture (DJP), Friday, 27 September 2013 00:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I like "The Mother We Share", but it was "Lies" that really grabbed me initially. I wouldn't claim that every song on the album is of equal intensity or immediacy, but I think it's a great debut by a really promising band. Frightened Rabbits + Robyn, or a post-indie version of Berlin, or something. The hype, such as it is, is absolutely fine with me.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 27 September 2013 00:22 (four years ago) Permalink

lmaoo

dyl, Friday, 27 September 2013 06:57 (four years ago) Permalink

It seems like just about everyone on this thread has a different favorite song, despite the album basically operating in the same tiny box all the way through. Mine's still Recover.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 September 2013 07:03 (four years ago) Permalink

this genre of music was started by Telepathe in 2008, i think

Andrew Sandwich, Friday, 27 September 2013 14:50 (four years ago) Permalink

They were pretty great last week btw and one of my favorite songs was one one of the dudes sang. He was a crazy dancer. Everyone at the show was like 12.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Friday, 27 September 2013 20:56 (four years ago) Permalink

OK maybe like 20 but man it was a YOUNG crowd which is not surprising at all it was just something I noticed.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Friday, 27 September 2013 20:57 (four years ago) Permalink

ha that's like the exact opposite of the PSB crowd, where I am pretty sure the median age was 47

smang culture (DJP), Friday, 27 September 2013 20:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Lauren just walked in to the bar where Im at. What to do, what to do

calstars, Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd probably just leave her to get on with her night, tbh.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes. That's my plan exactly.

calstars, Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:53 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Dave Stewart (yes, he of the Eurythmics) just recently posted a picture of himself in the studio with Chvrches... wonder if there's a new LP in the works and Stewart's working on it...

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Friday, 24 February 2017 23:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

don't get the allure of this band at all

akm, Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Synths pulsing in your face

Treeship, Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The allure of this band is that they're the best new UK synthpop band since Pet Shop Boys debuted in the mid '80s, which for synthpop fans such as myself is obviously a great thing. They've released two excellent albums and can't wait for their third. Plus, unlike some other acts, such as The 1975, Chvrches are an example of '80s revivalism done well. No posers in this band.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i read that entire post thinking "there's no way turrican can resist mentioning the 1975... ah there it is"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Saturday, 25 February 2017 17:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Lauren Mayberry has a piercing clear voice that commands its frequency range amidst the pulsing synths. Would be nice if the lyrics merited the clarity.

президентских компромат (Sanpaku), Monday, 27 February 2017 17:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

they're the best new UK synthpop band since Pet Shop Boys debuted in the mid '80s

That title belongs to Ladytron or Goldfrapp imo.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm also open to Pooka (2001 album), Client or Hot Chip as the opposition.

I like Chvrches, but I fully recognize they're some sort of "Cranberries +" Rorschach test.

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, def. Ladytron or Goldfrapp over Chrvrches.

This owns though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRwRsF5_NVM

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 05:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

that is a jam

niels, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I love Ladytron and think they have some wonderful stuff, but they didn't come into their own for me until Witching Hour

I also love Goldfrapp and they'd undoubtedly take the title for me if they didn't have a split personality of synthpop band vs. folk act.

Chvrches have released two superb albums and have never deviated from their synthpop template, therefore it's them.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Client were/are garbage, and I don't like Hot Chip at all.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Also, unlike a lot of synth-pop revivalists, Chvrches has a vocalist who can actually sing.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

^ Absolutely. Which is why I find that Cranberries comparison incredibly wtf.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I cannot think of a single stylistic similarity between Chvrches and the Cranberries.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

client were/are great but I'd still pick Ladytron; Chvrches don't really work in the same vein except for a few scattered songs mostly on the debut, also wtf cranberries

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Which is why I find that Cranberries comparison incredibly wtf.

It's a horrible thing to accuse anyone of.

Return of the Flustered Bootle Native (Tom D.), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Goldfrapp's two explicitly synthpop records "Black Cherry" and "Supernature" are miles better than Chvrches.

UK based Fear of Men's last album "Fall Forever" did interest things with synth-pop but was totally slept on in 2017

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It all comes down to personal taste anyway *shrugs*

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Goldfrapp's two explicitly synthpop records "Black Cherry" and "Supernature" are miles better than Chvrches.

I'd definitely rank Supernature as being up there with any Chvrches LP, yes.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 19:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Cheers, Turrican. Probably should get back into Chvrches again...

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 19:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Accidentally playing Somebody Else by The 1975 at double speed makes it a @CHVRCHES-esque banger. pic.twitter.com/vag1603n0V

— Steve Holden (@SteveH1982) June 5, 2017

nxd, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 08:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm not clicking on that.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 08:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was going to, but then I had a Change of Heart, ah ah ah...

Mark G, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 13:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

So I'm guessing that the new album isn't going to show up this year? There's been no news about it since February...

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:03 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Just spotted Lauren AGAIN - getting lunch at my regular spot. This girl and I are on the same wavelength or sumthin

calstars, Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:13 (four months ago) Permalink

Ha, no way!

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:18 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHUKKrcXfJs

new single is underwhelming, feels more like an album track?

album is titled Love Is Dead according to a recent interview

ufo, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes!! About time!!

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's underwhelming, sounds like chvrches but the songwriting's off

hope the next single is better

niels, Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Agree with all of that.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not underwhelmed by it at all - it's not an obvious first single but still it's exactly what I was expecting. Welcome back!

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Saturday, 3 February 2018 19:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the ‘get out’ bit just reminds me of the ugly duckling

faust apes (NickB), Saturday, 3 February 2018 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm just biding my time until this trio breaks up and Lauren Mayberry starts making good albums.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 21:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

She's already made two excellent albums as part of Chvrches.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Agree to disagree.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mayberry sounds uncannily like Avril Lavigne when singing the "good intentions never good enough" line.

monotony, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the songwriting is v early-mid 00s pop-punk

joshywinty (josh), Sunday, 4 February 2018 05:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Really disappointed with this single. They won me round on the second album, but this sounds like they're totally going through the motions.

kitchen person, Sunday, 4 February 2018 05:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It sounds like Chvrches being Chvrches and not trying to be pain in the arse arty bellends for the sake of it, which suits me down to the ground.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Sunday, 4 February 2018 07:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You like it and nobody else who's commented does. It's not a personal attack on you, though it may turn into one.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 08:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I know it's not, but I reserve the right to disagree - and I do.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Sunday, 4 February 2018 08:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mind you, I could have predicted this exact textbook response to the track months before any new stuff came out anyway.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Sunday, 4 February 2018 08:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I like the single. I hear Hayley Williams more than I hear Avril Lavigne, though.

michaellambert, Sunday, 4 February 2018 09:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mind you, I could have predicted this exact textbook response to the track months before any new stuff came out anyway.

― Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican)

Why would you say that? I really wanted to like this song. I thought Every Open Eye was a huge improvement over the first album.

kitchen person, Sunday, 4 February 2018 15:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I like the new song. It's not pushing their boundaries but it's kind of what I want out of it.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 5 February 2018 15:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Didn't realise the synth player used to be in Aerogramme till I saw a picture of them the other day.

call me by your name..or Finn (fionnland), Monday, 5 February 2018 16:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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