I have certainly wrote at length already my thoughts on Chvrches, the Glasgow-based synth-pop trio of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty. Their ascendance have been predicted ever since they came out with their fantastic first single The Mother We Share almost a year ago today. At that time, the first time I ever heard The Mother We Share, I enthusiastically declared it to be the perfect pop song for this era. The song, filled with electro synths recreates the dark romanticism of Heartbeats-era The Knife. The beats became even better when filled it with singer Mayberry’s sugary sweet voice (which contrasts wonderfully whenever she utters the word ‘fuck’). As soon as The Mother We Share came out, every critic knows that Chvrches will be big.
Not letting go of the momentum, Chvrches followed up The Mother We Share with more fantastic singles in Gun, Lies, and Recover. The band also won numerous breakthrough awards for best new bands and bands to watch. The only thing missing seems to be the debut record. Well, the wait is over because The Bones Of What You Believe, Chvrches proper full length is finally here.
The Bones Of What You Believe collects many of the singles that Chvrches have released this past year. If you have been following the band for awhile, you would be very familiar with around a third of the tracks. The new songs continue though what Chvrches have achieved with their singles – a lot of the electronic fuzz that makes them so pleasurable to your ears, with the boys in the band contributing more to the singing. I envy people who are discovering Chrvches for the first time. Listening to this record will be such a great treat for them.
Check out the video for the utterly amazing The Mother We Share embedded below.
Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe comes out 9/24 via Glassnote (order here)