Sunday, 23 September 2012

CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share


You might expect this sort of electro scandi-pop to come solely from Scandinavia.  But CHVRCHES, from Glasgow, are here to confound our expectations.

"And the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from thawing", singer Lauren Mayberry sweetly intones.  It ensures a tinge of lyrical melancholy in an otherwise fizzing electro track, tempered with drum claps and melodic synths.  The Mother We Share has the sort of widescreen appeal of an M83 track, but will also stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Niki & The Dove and Icona Pop.  Finally, the UK has a home-grown electro-pop act to be proud of.

4/5

Listen: The Mother We Share is released on 5th November.