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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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) Permalink

you mean cvnts surely?

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Friday, 31 May 2013 12:51 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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:

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

yeah the Ms Mr remix is bliss.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

any more details about the album Brad?

yeah that Cid Rim mix is great.

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

when will the abuse of consonants end please tell me

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

two weeks pass...

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

one month passes...

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

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

I am going to see them tonight!

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

Thanks, I'm pretty excited!

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

really REALLY hate the dude vocals

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

"night sky" and "we sink" really

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

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

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

honestly I don't remember the dude vocals

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

^^ post obviously honoring and supporting Qualcomm (zachlyon), Friday, 27 September 2013 05:58 (three years ago) Permalink

lmaoo

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

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

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

Still play this all the time and will be in my Top 3. Have also listened to the debut again and agree it's a better album.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

I absolutely adore both of their albums, and feel the new one to be the superior record. Can't wait for their third.

Turrican, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Video for "Clearest Blue"

pitchforkian at best (cryptosicko), Saturday, 20 February 2016 01:12 (one year ago) Permalink

nice, one of my favorite songs on my Album of the Year 2015.

Bee OK, Saturday, 20 February 2016 03:42 (one year ago) Permalink

been raving to this in my car this week

kinder, Saturday, 20 February 2016 09:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm still spinning Every Open Eye on a regular basis. I did give it a break for a week or so at the beginning of the year, but when I returned to it it sounded as wonderful as ever. Brilliant record, I hope their crucial third record is as good as their first two.

The Dave Grohl of ILX (Turrican), Friday, 26 February 2016 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Been listening to the first one too, genuinely thought there was a song going 'I'm a nice guy'
(night sky)

kinder, Friday, 26 February 2016 20:57 (one year ago) Permalink

My favourite song on the first album is probably 'Tether', the way that Lauren's voice echoes around those reverb-drenched guitars before it drifts down to a hush and then comes thundering back in with that synth riff. Masterful.

The Dave Grohl of ILX (Turrican), Friday, 26 February 2016 21:02 (one year ago) Permalink

are they worth seeing live? they're coming to Boston in June

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Friday, 26 February 2016 21:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Absolutely! Not just from a performance perspective, but because the two records they've put out are so good that every song in their setlist will be a killer.

The Dave Grohl of ILX (Turrican), Friday, 26 February 2016 21:05 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, I don't doubt that they have a strong setlist (and they're generally good at choosing non-obvious covers, although I'm not sure how often they play them in concert)

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Friday, 26 February 2016 22:43 (one year ago) Permalink

i have not seen the live in person but last year, or the year before, they played Coachella and they owned. sometimes acts get lost on the big stage but they had the audience in the palm of their hands. was really one of the highlights from the youtube feed.

Bee OK, Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:52 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i was going to go to this show here in Los Angeles this week but i waited too long to buy tickets. now they are sold out and i'm so pissed.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 06:59 (one year ago) Permalink

So I have found out this is a one off show as they're playing Coachella

Bee OK, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 19:37 (one year ago) Permalink

i might have to scalp tickets. i really, really want to see this show!

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:02 (one year ago) Permalink

as Coachella is out

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:04 (one year ago) Permalink

not sure if i will live blog this year.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Listening to their coachella set now. Mayberry's voice sounds less magical in the live context but is still awesome... better even.

Treeship, Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Like she knows that live she really needs to sing powerfully to keep up with those pulsing multidimensional synths.

I think this band is better than most people who listen to them assume. Their sound is very accessible but pretty unique, and Mayberry is an incredible vocalist especially compared to other indie synth bands of similar renown.

Treeship, Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:17 (one year ago) Permalink

These songs are all so good

Treeship, Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:25 (one year ago) Permalink

(not at coachella btw.. Listening on sirius xm in a car in new jersey)

Treeship, Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd say they're about tied with Kendrick as my fave new artist of the decade thus far.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, they're definitely one of my favourite acts of the decade too, if not my favourite!

WHERE'S JIM!? (Turrican), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Gotta post this today:

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 21 April 2016 19:17 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

when_worlds_collide.mp3

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 June 2016 18:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

any of you ilx0rs see them in NYC this weekend? the show tonight was very solid IMO

Sharkie, Monday, 17 October 2016 05:56 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

calstars, Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:43 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes. That's my plan exactly.

calstars, Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:53 (four months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

don't get the allure of this band at all

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

Synths pulsing in your face

Treeship, Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:28 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, def. Ladytron or Goldfrapp over Chrvrches.

This owns though

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

that is a jam

niels, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:07 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:09 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:25 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

It all comes down to personal taste anyway *shrugs*

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

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

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


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