Chvrches are back. This is, of course, exceptionally good news not only because The Bones Of What You Believe remains an outstanding album and a follow up to that is therefore a rather exciting prospect, but also because it again shows the world that Glasgow is the current world leader in synthpop and, if nothing else, that helps this blog immensely.
Every Open Eye will be released on 25 September and features 11 new tracks which are:
1. Never Ending Circles
2. Leave A Trace
3. Keep You On My side
4. Make Them Gold
5. Clearest Blue
6. High Enough To Carry You Over
7. Empty Threat
8. Down Side Of Me
9. Playing Dead
10. Bury It
The band have already released one song, Leave A Trace, which you can listen to below. It's a quite magnificent slice of near perfect synthpop that is virtually impossible to stop playing once you give it one play. What strikes me as especially interesting with the song is that Lauren's voice sounds much more powerful and features much higher in the mix than previously and if that's a sign of what's to come with the album, then things look very promising indeed. I'm sure it's bound to be one of the albums of the year.
The band have also announced new tour dates with a run of shows in America in September and October and 4 European shows in November. There are bound to be more added to that list and I've got everything crossed for a pre Christmas Barrowlands show or two as their last gigs there were spectacular. The European shows announced thus far are
Nov 10 - Trianon, Paris
Nov 12 - Docks, Hamburg
Nov 13 - Melkweg, Amsterdam
Nov 14 - AB, Brussels.
Tickets go on presale to Chrvches mailing list subscribers on Wednesday 22 July and on general sale on Friday 24 July.
More news about the album and tour dates as they arrive....